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Species: Odontomachus assiniensis   Emery, 1892 


Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Odontomachus assiniensis Emery, 1892f PDF: 558 (w.) IVORY COAST. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1910c PDF: 350 (q.); Forel, 1913f PDF: 666 (q.m.); Santschi, 1914b: 57 (m.).
Senior synonym of Odontomachus intermedius: Wheeler, 1922: 793; Brown, 1976a: 102; of Odontomachus aterrimus, Odontomachus caffrorum, Odontomachus fauconneti, Odontomachus flavescens, Odontomachus furvior, Odontomachus fuscus Stitz, 1916, Odontomachus tropicalis: Brown, 1976a: 102.
See also: Brown, 1976a: 128.

Taxon Page Images:

Odontomachus assiniensis. Mtunzini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; 12 July 2016. Photo by Philip Herbst; collection by Ricky Taylor

Distribution:

(based on species list records)
Afrotropical Region: Africa, Benin, Bundibugyo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eastern Africa, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kabarole, Kakamega, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Middle Africa, Morogoro, Mozambique, Northern, Ogooué-Maritime, Sangha-Mbaéré, South, South Africa, Southern Africa, Tanga, Tanzania, Tshopo, Uganda, Western, Western Africa, Woleu-Ntem, Zambia
Indomalaya Region: Asia, Malaysia, Sarawak, South-Eastern Asia

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Notes:

Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Odontomachus assiniensis   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 57, (download) 57 8111
Odontomachus assiniensis   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 100-101, (download) 100-101 20597

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 53 times found in Rainforest, 9 times found in primary forest, 4 times found in tropical wet forest, 7 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in remnant ravine forest, 1 times found in Eastern Coastal Belt Forest, 1 times found in swamp forest, 2 times found in moist evergreen forest, 1 times found in 2nd growth veg., 1 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 5 times sifted litter, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 5 times ex rotten log, 3 times nest under stone, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times on ground, 1 times in the soil. Colony in coarse mowed grassland. Nest has multiple exits in an area of 50cm diameter, 2 times at bait, 2 times under stone, 1 times nest in dead wood, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 16 times EC28 Malaise trap, 8 times search, 9 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 8 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 6 times pitfall trap, PF bucket, 4 times hand collected, 3 times hand collecting, 4 times Winkler, 3 times pitfall trap, 1 times By hand, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, ...

Elevations: collected from 25 - 1800 meters, 782 meters average

Type specimens: paratype of Odontomachus assiniensis furvior: rmcaent000017745; syntype of Odontomachus assiniensis: casent0904001; syntype of Odontomachus assiniensis fauconneti: rmcaent000017744; syntype of Odontomachus assiniensis flavescens: casent0913746, casent0915470; syntype of Odontomachus furvior: casent0900580; syntype of Odontomachus assiniensis fauconneti: casent0907424; type of Odontomachus intermedius: focol1047, focol1048, focol2304, focol2305



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