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Species: Anochetus bequaerti   Forel, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Anochetus bequaerti Forel, 1913b PDF: 309 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1915: 104 (q.m.).
Senior synonym of Anochetus abstracta, Anochetus estus, Anochetus opaciventris: Brown, 1978c: 556.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Afrotropical Region: Benin, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Mpala Res. Centre


Caste of types: (q, m)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Anochetus bequaerti   Brown, WL Jr.,, 1978, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography., Studia Entomologica 20, pp. 549-638: 603-604, (download) 603-604 6757
Anochetus bequaerti   Forel, A., 1913, Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) Gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und anderen., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1913, pp. 203-225: 203, (download) 203 4059
Anochetus bequaerti   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: 99, (download) 99 20597

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in primary forest, 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in swamp forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted leaf litter, 4 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times leaf litter, 1 times stomach Bufo funereus.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Hand collected, 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times Winkler, 1 times Winkler sifter, 2 times Pitfall trap, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 138 - 1510 meters, 796 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Anochetus bequaerti: rmcaent000017738; type of Anochetus bequaerti: casent0902451, casent0902452

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