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Species: Calyptomyrmex duhun   Bolton, 1981 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Calyptomyrmex duhun Bolton, 1981a PDF: 72, fig. 37, 43 (w.) UGANDA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Uganda: Fort Portal, ii.1948, no. 2095 (N.A. Weber). Primary type depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 2 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 1 paratype worker Democratic Republic of Congo (“B. Congo”): W side of Ruwenzori, ii.1948, no. 2112 (N.A. Weber), 1 paratype worker Kenya: Kaimosi Mission, 27 mi. NE Kisumu, 1650 m., 25.xi.1957 (E.S. Ross & R.E. Leech). Secondary type depositories: BMNH. MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 83; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 208.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in secondary forest habitat, 1 times found in tropical wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times leaf litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler, 2 times Hand collected, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times winkler extraction, Transect 23 0m, 1 times Winkler sifter.

Elevations: collected from 820 - 1650 meters, 1220 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1948-02-01 00:00:00.0 and 2012-08-10 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Calyptomyrmex duhun: casent0900989

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