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Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in coastal forest, 2 times found in tropical dry forest, 3 times found in intensively used tea field, 3 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in miombo woodland, 1 times found in Rand Highveld Grassland, rocky ridge, 1 times found in Bushveld, sandy soil, 1 times found in shrub & lower vegetation, resort near beach, 1 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s), 2 times Kakamega 2008 survey, ground, 1 times ex soil, 1 times along trail below ravine rim, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times leaf litter, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Pitfalls, 5 times hand collected, 1 times leaf litter sifting, 2 times pitfall trap, Transect 29 200m, 1 times Davis sifter, 1 times daytime, honey bait (30min), 1 times oil baiting 2 days, Transect 12 30m, 1 times W 1 large mixed sample.
Elevations: collected from 20 - 1737 meters, 614 meters average
Type specimens: Holotype: zfmkhym20096086; syntype of Tetramorium escherichi: casent0901175, casent0909180; syntype of Xiphomyrmex weitzeckeri nigellus: casent0915094; type of Tetramorium (Xiphomyrmex) escherichi: focol2103, focol2104