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Species: Anochetus bequaerti   Forel, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Anochetus bequaerti Forel, 1913b PDF: 309 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (“Congo belge”): Katanga, Bukama (J. Bequaert). Type-depository: MRAC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1915: 104 (q.m.).
Status as species: Forel, 1913k PDF: 203; Arnold, 1915: 103 (redescription); Forel, 1916 PDF: 400; Wheeler, 1922: 99, 791; Bernard, 1953b PDF: 211; Brown, 1978c PDF: 556, 603; Bolton, 1995b: 63; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 219.
Senior synonym of Anochetus estus: Brown, 1978c PDF: 556; Bolton, 1995b: 63.
// Distribution


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

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Mpala Res. Centre


Caste of types: (q, m)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Anochetus bequaerti   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: 603-604, (download) 603-604 6757
Anochetus bequaerti   Forel, A., 1913, Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) Gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und anderen., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1913, pp. 203-225: 203, (download) 203 4059
Anochetus bequaerti   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 99, (download) 99 20597

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 17 times found in rainforest, 11 times found in primary forest, 3 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in Miombo woodland, 1 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in Acacia nigrescens savanna, 1 times found in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 16 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times leaf litter, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 4 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times 0, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times stomach Bufo funereus.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 8 times Hand collected, 5 times Pitfall trap, 5 times Winkler, 1 times Winkler sifter, 1 times Leaf litter, Winkler, 1 times Canopy fog, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 1 times pitfall trap, PF bucket, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1510 meters, 602 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1911-05-01 and 2016-05-19

Type specimens: syntype of Anochetus bequaerti: rmcaent000017738; type of Anochetus bequaerti: casent0902451, casent0902452

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