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Species: Aphaenogaster swammerdami   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Aphaenogaster (Ischnomyrmex) swammerdami Forel, 1886c PDF: cvi (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Madagscar: (no further data) (Grandidier). Primary type depository: MHNG. Primary type specimen: CASENT0101074. Type notes: Csosz et al., 2021 DOI 10.7717/peerj.10900 PDF: 26, report that syntypes bear the locality data ‘Pays Bara (Thosi)’. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as schwammerdami by Santschi, 1911e PDF: 123.]
Combination in Deromyrma: Santschi, 1915c PDF: 250.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 109 times found in tropical dry forest, 42 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 30 times found in gallery forest, 53 times found in Uapaca woodland, 32 times found in urban/garden, 47 times found in Savannah grassland, 16 times found in deciduous forest, 12 times found in spiny bush, 22 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 23 times found in savannah woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 146 times ground forager(s), 93 times ground nest, 39 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 52 times plateau, 33 times ex soil, 17 times under stone, 12 times ex rotten log, 13 times on ground, 10 times on low vegetation, 11 times littoral, 7 times pitfall trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 96 times Malaise trap, 29 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 48 times Malaise, 43 times manual collection, 24 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 25 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 4 times pitfall trap, PF 10 cup sample transect, 5m, 23 times Pitfall trap, 11 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 4 times Malaise, canopy, 12 times at light, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2714 meters, 468 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1913-12-31 and 2019-10-24

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster swammerdami: casent0101074; syntype of Aphaenogaster swammerdami curta: casent0101065, casent0101066, casent0101067, casent0101068, casent0101069, casent0101070, casent0101071, casent0101072; syntype of Aphaenogaster swammerdami spinipes: casent0101088, casent0101089, casent0101090, casent0101091, casent0101092, casent0101694; syntype of Deromyrma swammerdami clara: casent0101086, casent0101087, casent0101482

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