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Species: Anochetus talpa   Forel, 1901 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Anochetus talpa Forel, 1901k PDF: 351 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Mozambique, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Brown, WL Jr.,, 1978, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography., Studia Entomologica 20, pp. 549-638

Group of talpaHNS. A single small-eyed species with a compressed, but still rather bluntly rounded, petiolar node. Sculpture more or less reduced, shining. May be related to grandidieriHNS, or could be a convergent species descended from ghilianiiHNS group. Natal, S. Africa.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Closed undifferentiated woodland.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 361 - 1097 meters, 729 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected on 2013-03-22

Type specimens: syntype of Anochetus talpa: casent0907414

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