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Species: Aphaenogaster swammerdami   Forel, 1886 

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Aphaenogaster swammerdami clara, Aphaenogaster swammerdami curta, Aphaenogaster swammerdami spinipes

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Aphaenogaster (Ischnomyrmex) swammerdami Forel, 1886c PDF: cvi (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Pays Bara, Ihosy, coll. Grandidier; CASENT0101074; MHNG AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as schwammerdami by Santschi, 1911e PDF: 123.].
Combination in Deromyrma: Santschi, 1915c PDF: 250.
Status as species: Emery, 1888: 532 (footnote key); Forel, 1891c PDF: 167 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 107; Forel, 1907h PDF: 14; Forel, 1907i PDF: 83; Santschi, 1911e PDF: 123; Santschi, 1915c PDF: 250; Emery, 1915k PDF: 71; Emery, 1921c PDF: 65; Wheeler, 1922: 1017; Bolton, 1995b: 73.
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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, 53 times found in Uapaca woodland, 29 times found in gallery forest, 32 times found in urban/garden, 47 times found in Savannah grassland, 12 times found in spiny bush, 22 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 23 times found in savannah woodland, 13 times found in Galery forest, ...

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, 11 times on low vegetation, 12 times ex rotten log, 13 times on ground, 11 times littoral, 7 times pitfall trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 96 times Malaise trap, 48 times Malaise, 29 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 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, 474 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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