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Species: Carebara silvestrii   (Santschi, 1914) 

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(Wheeler, 1928) , (Wheeler, 1929) , Santschi, 1914

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Aneleus silvestrii Santschi, 1914d PDF: 357, fig. 20 (s.w.) GHANA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Fischer et al., 2014 PDF: 94). Type-locality: lectotype Ghana (“Gold Coast”): Aburi (F. Silvestri). Type-depository: NHMB. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 1 paralectotype major worker, 1 paralectotype minor worker. Paratype-locality: same as for lectotype. Paratype-depository: NHMB. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Aneleus (Aneleus): Emery, 1924f PDF: 215.
Combination in Oligomyrmex: Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 124.
Combination in Carebara: Fischer et al., 2014 PDF: 94.
Status as species: Wheeler, 1922: 881; Emery, 1924f PDF: 214; Bernard, 1953b PDF: 239; Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 124; Bolton, 1995b: 300; Fischer et al., 2014 PDF: 94 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe
    Asia: China, Philippines
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 18 times found in Primary Forest, 18 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in secondary forest, 2 times found in moist evergreen forest, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in primary forest habitat, 1 times found in littoral rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 17 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 7 times Leaf litter, 6 times ex. rotten log, 2 times sifted litter, 2 times ground nest, 2 times ex termite mound, 1 times leaf litter winkler samples, 2 times ex rotten log, 1 times Kakamega 2009 survey, leaf litter, 1 times foraging underground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 10 times Hand, 6 times Winkler, 1 times winkler, transect 23, 1 times winkler, transect 28, 1 times 15 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 6 150m, 1 times search by hand, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 1, W2, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 2, W1, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1650 meters, 531 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1970-04-14 00:00:00.0 and 2019-11-15 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Aneleus punctatus: casent0917023; Not Provided: casent0738557, casent0738558, casent0738562, casent0738563; syntype of Carebara silvestrii: casent0913522, casent0913523

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