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Species: Anochetus katonae   Forel, 1907 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Anochetus grandidieri var. katonae Forel, 1907d PDF: 1 (w.) TANZANIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype(?) worker. Type-locality: Tanzania (“Afrique orientale allemande”): Moshi (Katona). Type-depository: HNHM. Type notes: No indication of number of specimens is given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Brown, 1978c PDF: 557, 607; Bolton, 1995b: 64; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 219.
Senior synonym of Anochetus concinnus: Brown, 1978c PDF: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
Senior synonym of Anochetus gnomulus: Brown, 1978c PDF: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
Senior synonym of Anochetus lamottei: Brown, 1978c PDF: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
Senior synonym of Anochetus parvus: Brown, 1978c PDF: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
Senior synonym of Anochetus punctatus: Brown, 1978c PDF: 557; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in Rainforest, 14 times found in Primary Forest, 4 times found in tropical wet forest, 7 times found in Tropical Forest, 4 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in Disturbed forest fragment, 3 times found in primary forest habitat, 3 times found in rainforest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 3 times found in littoral rainforest, 3 times found in Ficus, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 20 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 12 times Leaf litter, 3 times sifted leaf litter, 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, 5 times ex soil, 2 times Berlesate, 1 times under elephant shit, 2 times sifted litter, 2 times Kakamega 2009 survey, leaf litter, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times under stone, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 16 times Winkler, 3 times Winkler sifter, 7 times Hand collected, 9 times Winkler Bag, 7 times Malaise, 1 times Winkler, 4 x 2 litre samples, 5 times Tamisage, 4 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator, 2 times Pitfall, 2 times Pitfall trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2500 meters, 888 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1904-09-01 and 2021-10-27

Type specimens: syntype of Anochetus concinnus: casent0915157; syntype of Anochetus gnomulus: casent0913748; syntype of Anochetus grandidieri katonae: casent0922243; syntype of Anochetus katonae: casent0907401; syntype of Anochetus lamottei: casent0915495; syntype of Anochetus parvus: casent0915158; syntype of Anochetus parvus longiceps: casent0915159; syntype of Anochetus punctatus: casent0915160; syntype of Anochetus punctatus occidentalis: casent0915161

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