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Species: Tetramorium pullulum   Santschi, 1924 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Tetramorium guineense st. pullulum Santschi, 1924b PDF: 211, fig. 9 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species and senior synonym of Tetramorium fernandensis, Tetramorium uelensis: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 273.


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

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 43 times found in moist evergreen forest, 6 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in primary forest habitat, 2 times found in station clearing, forest edge, 1 times found in 2nd growth veg., 1 times found in secondary forest habitat, 1 times found in swamp forest, 1 times found in Equatorial rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times ex rotten log, 7 times sifted litter, 3 times nest in live stem, 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 7 times on low vegetation, 4 times ex dead twig above ground, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times ex dead branch above ground, 2 times ground nest, 2 times ground forager(s), 2 times colony in leaf litter, from litter nest in small twig, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times search, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 5 times 10 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 4 times beating low vegetation, 2 times hand collected, 2 times Winkler, 1 times 14 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times at fruit jam bait, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 7 30m, 1 times 02 Malaise traps, 1 times 05 Malaise traps, ...

Elevations: collected from 420 - 1650 meters, 1399 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium guineense pullulum: rmcaent000017791

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