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Species: Calyptomyrmex piripilis   Santschi, 1923 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Calyptomyrmex piripilis Santschi, 1923e PDF: 282 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Bolton, 1981a PDF: 65 (q.).
Senior synonym of Calyptomyrmex cataractae, Calyptomyrmex litoralis, Calyptomyrmex punctatus: Bolton, 1981a PDF: 65.

Distribution:


Afrotropical Region: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1981a

Notes:

Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295

39. - Calyptomyrmex piripilisHNS n. sp.

[[ worker ]]. Long. 3,4 mm. Tres voisine d'aspect et de couleur de C. nummuliticus SantsHNS.; dont elle differe comme suit: La tete et le thorax sont plus distinctement stries rides en long. Les poils, quoique tres renfles, sont piriformes (et non circulaires comme chez nummuliticusHNS). La tete est moins large derriere, le thorax aussi plus etroit. La face basale de l'epinotum plus transversalement concave et plus fortement bordee, finement granulee, rugueuse (tres grossierement ridee rugueuse chez nummuliticusHNS). Le petiole un peu plus haut que le postpetiole et plus arrondi, un peu plus court que chez nummuliticusHNS. Le postpetiole le double plus large que long, donc bien plus court que chez cette derniere espece.

Congo belge: Manyema, Niemba - Tengo (Dr. Gerard, 1 [[ worker ]] au Musee du Congo, a Tervueren).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in primary forest, 0 times found in Spray forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in soil, 2 times sifted leaf litter, 0 times rotten wood, 1 times litter under Albizia gummufera, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search, 2 times Winkler sifter, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times winkler.

Elevations: collected from 1006 - 1550 meters, 1462 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Calyptomyrmex piripilis: rmcaent000017778



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