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Species: Atopomyrmex mocquerysi   André, 1889 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Atopomyrmex mocquerysi André, 1889 PDF: 227 (w.) SENEGAL. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

André, 1895a PDF: 3 (q.); Forel, 1913b PDF: 335 (m.).
Senior synonym of Atopomyrmex australis: Wheeler, 1922: 885; of Atopomyrmex arnoldi, Atopomyrmex erigens, Atopomyrmex obscura, Atopomyrmex opaca and material of the unavailable name Atopomyrmex nigellus referred here: Bolton, 1981b PDF: 251.

Distribution:

(based on species list records)
Afrotropical Region: Africa, Angola, Benin, Bundibugyo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dakar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eastern Africa, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kabarole, Kakamega, Kenya, Malawi, Middle Africa, Morogoro, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ogooué-Maritime, Sangha-Mbaéré, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Wakiso, Western, Western Africa, Woleu-Ntem, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b

Notes:

Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Atopomyrmex mocquerysi   Bolton, B., 1981, A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 43, pp. 245-307: 251-252, (download) 251-252 6438
Atopomyrmex   Bolton, B., 1981, A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 43, pp. 245-307: 249-250, (download) 249-250 6438
Atopomyrmex mocquerysi var. arnoldi n. var.  Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295: 283, (download) 283 3603
Atopomyrmex mocquerysi   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: 181-182, (download) 181-182 20597
Atopomyrmex mocquerysi   Bolton, B., 1981, A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 43, pp. 245-307: 251, (download) 251 6438
Atopomyrmex mocquerysi   Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295: 283, (download) 283 3603
Atopomyrmex   Emery, C., 1912, Etudes sur les Myrmicinae., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 56, pp. 94-105: 102-103, (download) 102-103 3855
Atopomyrmex mocquerysi   Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154: 134, (download) 134 4387
Atopomyrmex mocquerysi   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 71, (download) 71 8111

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in 2nd growth veg., 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in Combretum/Acacia woods, 2 times found in Equatorial rainforest, 1 times found in garden, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in secondary forest habitat, 1 times found in 2∞ wet forest, 1 times found in primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times on low vegetation, 1 times fresh treefall, 1 times on trees, 1 times on fallen tree, 1 times office veranda, daytime, 1 times foragers on tree, 1 times ex litter under Measopsis emenii, 1 times descending trunk of Maesopsis eminii.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search, 2 times hand collecting, 2 times hand collected, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 410 - 1650 meters, 962 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Atopomyrmex mocquergus: casent0922226; syntype of Atopomyrmex mocquerysi: casent0915403; syntype of Atopomyrmex mocquerysi arnoldi: casent0912872; syntype of Atopomyrmex mocquerysi australis: casent0912873; syntype of Atopomyrmex mocquerysi erigens: casent0912874; syntype of Atopomyrmex mocquerysi obscura: casent0912875; syntype of Atopomyrmex mocquerysi opaca: casent0912876; syntype of Atopomyrmex mocquerysi opacus nigellus: casent0912877; type of Crematogaster viehmeyeri: focol0482



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