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Species: Lophomyrmex quadrispinosus   (Jerdon, 1851) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Oecodoma quadrispinosa Jerdon, 1851 PDF: 111 (w.) INDIA (Karnataka/Kerala; “Malabar”). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers. Type-locality: India: “abundant in Malabar”. Type-depository: no material known to exist. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Duplicated in Jerdon, 1854a PDF: 52. Genus misspelled as Ocodoma in both publications.].
[Misspelled as 4spinosus by Rothney, 1903: 98; Forel, 1911c PDF: 223; Forel, 1912a PDF: 55, and others.].
[Note: Wheeler, 1929h PDF: 61, ascribes Lophomyrmex quadrispinosus to Leptomyrmex (error).].
Combination in Pheidole: Smith, 1858a PDF: 174.
Combination in Lophomyrmex: Emery, 1892: 114.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: China, India, Israel, Sri Lanka
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:


Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in rain forest, 1 times found in Young rain forest, 1 times found in 2ndgrowth veg./houses.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times 8 on base of coconut.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Random coll. Winkler sifting, 6 times m2 Winkler sifting, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 680 - 840 meters, 806 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1988-01-11 and 2013-06-13

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0713990, casent0715228, casent0715229, casent0715230, casent0715231, casent0715232, casent0715233, casent0715234, casent0715235, casent0715236, casent0715237, casent0715238, casent0715239, casent0715240, casent0715241, casent0715242, casent0715243, casent0715244, casent0715245, casent0715246, casent0734550, casent0734551, casent0734552, casent0735004, casent0735005, casent0735006; syntype of Lophomyrmex quadrispinosus taprobanae: casent0908880

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