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Species: Myrmicaria exigua   André, 1890 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 6 valid subspecies

Myrmicaria exigua André, 1890 PDF: 320 (w.m.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers, syntype males (numbers not stated). Type-locality: Sierra Leone: (no further data) (A. Mocquerys). Type-depositories: MCZC, MNHN, NHMB. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 155; Mayr, 1895 PDF: 134; Forel, 1916 PDF: 404; Emery, 1922c PDF: 122; Wheeler, 1922: 148, 826; Santschi, 1925c PDF: 167 (redescription); Menozzi, 1942a PDF: 167; Eidmann, 1944 PDF: 445; Bolton, 1995b: 285.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Sierra Leone
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmicaria exigua   Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154: 134, (download) 134 4387
Myrmicaria exigua nov. sp.  André, E., 1890, Matériaux pour servir a la faune myrmécologique de Sierra-Leone (Afrique occidentale)., Revista de Entomologia 9, pp. 311-327: 320-321, (download) 320-321 6879

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times forest margin in clearing, 1 times forest margin along river, 1 times carton nest on foliage, 1 times along stream.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Canopy fog, 2 times Malaise trap, 2 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 754 meters, 416 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1991-10-23 00:00:00.0 and 2013-07-04 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmicaria exigua: casent0908326, casent0915404

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