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Species: Mystrium mysticum   Roger, 1862 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Mystrium mysticum Roger, 1862a PDF: 247, pl. 1, fig. 15 (q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: neotype worker (by designation of Yoshimura & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 50). Type-locality: Madagascar: Toliara, Parc Nat. de Kirindy Mite, 16.3 km. 127° SE Belo sur Mer -20.79528°, 44.147°, 80 m., 6-10.xii.2001, BLF04770, (Fisher-Griswold Arthropod Team). Type-depository: CASC. Type-specimen: CASENT0429914. Type notes: Original syntypes: 2 queens in MNHN, now lost (Yoshimura & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 50, 60). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Neotype designation: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 50.
Forel, 1891c PDF: 118 (m.); Forel, 1892l PDF: 520 (w.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1980 PDF: 528 (l.).
Status as species: Roger, 1863b PDF: 20; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 436; Forel, 1891c PDF: 117 (redescription); Forel, 1892l PDF: 520; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 15; Forel, 1899c PDF: 304; Emery, 1899e PDF: 265; Forel, 1904c PDF: 369; Forel, 1907i PDF: 75; Emery, 1911e PDF: 23; Wheeler, 1922: 1006; Menozzi, 1929e PDF: 522 (redescription); Brown, 1960a: 170; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986c PDF: 85; Bolton, 1995b: 287; Yoshimura & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 50 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Distribution: Grande Comore – Anjouan. Endemic to the Malagasy Subregion. Recorded from Madagascar.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Mystrium mysticum   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 75, (download) 75 8171
Mystrium mysticum   Forel, A., 1899, Trois notices myrmicologiques., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 43, pp. 303-310: 304, (download) 304 3967
Mystrium mysticum   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 2, (download) 2 3994
Mystrium mysticum   Emery, C., 1899, Formiche di Madagascar raccolte dal Sig. A. Mocquerys nei pressi della Baia di Antongil (1897 - 1898)., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 31, pp. 263-290: 265-266, (download) 265-266 3815
Mystrium mysticum   Forel, A., 1892, Nouvelles espèces de formicides de Madagascar. (Récoltées par M. Sikora.), Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 36, pp. 516-535: -1, (download) -1 3940
Mystrium mysticum   Roger, J., 1862, Einige neue exotische Ameisen-Gattungen und Arten., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 6, pp. 233-254: 247-248, (download) 247-248 4098

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 41 times found in tropical dry forest, 40 times found in rainforest, 15 times found in gallery forest, 9 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 11 times found in montane rainforest, 3 times found in rainforest, transition to montane forest, 5 times found in open secondary vegetation, 4 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 2 times found in littoral rainforest, 2 times found in airfield, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 66 times ex rotten log, 18 times ground forager(s), 12 times ex log, 4 times ex rotting tree stump, 6 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 9 times on low vegetation, 2 times ex Baobab log on ground, 1 times under stone, 1 times under rotten log, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ex dead twig above ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times alates, 3 times at light, 2 times malaise trap, 2 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 9 Maxi winklers, 1 times general collecting, 1 times general collecting in flight, 1 times Sylvain gc#1-77. general collecting.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1670 meters, 265 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1893-09-02 and 2018-02-06

Type specimens: Lectotype of Mystrium stadelmanni: casent0104561; Neotype of Mystrium mysticum: casent0429914; paralectotype of Mystrium stadelmanni: casent0104562

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