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Species: Cataulacus guineensis   Smith, 1853 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Cataulacus guineensis Smith, 1853 PDF: 225, pl. 20, fig. 5 (w.) "TROPICAL WEST AFRICA". Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1910c PDF: 390 (q.); Wheeler, 1922: 199 (m.).
Senior synonym of Cataulacus sulcatus: Forel, 1910f PDF: 421.
Senior synonym of Cataulacus parallelus: Bolton, 1974a PDF: 55.
Senior synonym of Cataulacus sulcatus: Bolton, 1974a PDF: 55.
Senior synonym of Cataulacus sulcinodis: Bolton, 1974a PDF: 55.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Cataulacus guineensis   Santschi, F., 1924, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides africains et notes diverses. - II., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 12, pp. 195-224: 217, (download) 217 3607
Cataulacus guineensis   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 196, (download) 196 8127
Cataulacus guineensis   Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154: 129, (download) 129 4387
Cataulacus sulcatus   Forel, A., 1910, Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 54, pp. 421-458: 421, (download) 421 4026
Cataulacus guineensis   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: 198, (download) 198 20597

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 26 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in Gallery For., 2 times found in rainforest edge, forest clearing, 2 times found in Tropical forest, 2 times found in moist evergreen forest, 2 times found in Primary Forest, 2 times found in rainforest canopy, 2 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Frag. degr. For., 1 times found in coatal lowland rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times on low vegetation, 8 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on tree, 1 times ex soil, 1 times ex dead branch above ground, 1 times Canopy cover 80%, 1 times Canopy 65%, 1 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, 1 times undergrowth low canopy in forest, 1 times in dead stem, 1 times ground forager(s), ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 7 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 3 times beating low vegetation, 3 times Canopy fogging, 2 times Hand, 2 times Winkler, 1 times Arboreal Trap, 2 times sweep, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1540 meters, 540 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1915-03-01 and 2019-11-10

Type specimens: syntype of Cataulacus guineensis sulcinodis: casent0904883; syntype of Cataulacus sulcatus: casent0909223; type of Cataulacus parallelus: casent0901968; type of Cataulacus sulcatus: focol2133, focol2134, focol2135, focol2136, focol2137, focol2138; type of Cataulacus sulcatus var. alenensis: focol2139, focol2140; type of Cataulacus sulcatus var. fernandensis: focol2141

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