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Species: Microdaceton exornatum   Santschi, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Microdaceton exornatum Santschi, 1913g PDF: 478 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Santschi, 1914e: 33.].
Arnold, 1948 PDF: 225 (q.).
Senior synonym of Microdaceton leakeyi: Bolton, 1983 PDF: 402.
See also: Bolton, 2000: 28.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Patrizi 1947 (as leakeyi Patrizi 1947)


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in primary forest, 3 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in closed riparian forest, 4 times found in coastal forest, 1 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in Forest - Montane, 1 times found in Miombo woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times leaf litter, 3 times sifted litter, 3 times ex soil, 1 times ex root mat,on stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Winkler, 5 times pitfall trap, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times Winkler extr. leaf litter, 2 times Winkler extraction leaf litter, 1 times Digging.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 1400 meters, 605 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1946-02-01 and 2016-03-25

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011590

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