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Species: Cataulacus erinaceus   Stitz, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Cataulacus erinaceus Stitz, 1910: 134, fig. 3 (w.) EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1913i PDF: 350 (q.).
Material of the nomen nudum Cataulacus princeps referred here: Wheeler, 1922: 913.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: 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

Cataulacus erinaceus StitzHNS

Text Figure 46 Stanleyville, [[worker]]; Risimu, [[worker]] (Lang and Chapin). The collection contains many workers of this large and beautiful species, originally described and figured by Stitz from the Cameroon and Spanish Guinea. Forel many years ago gave me a specimen labelled " Cataulacus princepsHNS Emery" and has himself referred to it under that name, winch seems to exist only in manuscript. Lang and Chapin found this ant running up and down large trees.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in Primary Forest, 2 times found in Tropical forest, 1 times found in rainforest canopy.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times Canopy cover 80%, 1 times Canopy 65%, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times On tree trunk, 1 times Foraging ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 3 times Canopy fogging, 2 times Hand, 1 times canopy luge, 1 times misc. search while walking trail, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 738 meters, 443 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1913-11-01 and 2019-11-08

Type specimens: syntype of Cataulacus erinaceus: casent0909222; syntype of Cataulacus princeps: casent0919584; syntype of Cataulacus erinaceus crassispina: casent0912549; type of Cataulacus erinaceus: focol2123, focol2124, focol2125

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