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Species: Tetramorium brevispinosum   (Stitz, 1910) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Triglyphothrix gabonensis var. brevispinosus Stitz, 1910: 144 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1985 PDF: 247.
Raised to species and senior synonym of Tetramorium nion: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 320.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Afrotropical Region: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Togo, Uganda

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1976


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 30 times found in rainforest, 15 times found in moist evergreen forest, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in 2∞ wet forest, 1 times found in mature forest edge, 1 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Equatorial rainforest, 1 times found in primary forest habitat, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 11 times ground forager(s), 6 times sifted litter, 9 times ex rotten log, 2 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times stray workers, 1 times nocturnal foragers, 2 times at bait, 2 times ground nest, 1 times foragers on ground, 1 times sited within forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times search, 2 times Winkler sifter, 1 times hand collecting, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 1 times 14 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 1 200m, 1 times 10 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times 10 Maxi Winkler,, mixed samples, 1 times Yellow pan trap, 1 times 15 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1800 meters, 884 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Triglyphothrix nion: casent0915427; type of Triglyphothrix gabonensis var. brevispinosus: focol2047

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