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Species: Mystrium oberthueri   Forel, 1897 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Mystrium oberthueri Forel, 1897d PDF: 192 (w.eq.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Yoshimura & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 84). Type-locality: Madagascar: Insel Ste Marie (Island of Sainte Marie) (Perrot). Type-depository: MHNG. Type-specimen: CASENT0101993. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 2 paralectotype ergatoid queens. Paratype-locality: same as for lectotype. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 85.
[Mystrium oberthueri Wasmann, 1897a PDF: 250. Nomen nudum (attributed to Forel).].
Emery, 1899e PDF: 267 (m.); Yoshimura & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 85 (w.eq.m.).
Status as species: Emery, 1899e PDF: 267; Emery, 1911e PDF: 23; Wheeler, 1922: 1006; Menozzi, 1929e PDF: 530 (redescription); Brown, 1960a: 170; Bolton, 1995b: 287; Yoshimura & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 85 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Mystrium oberthueri n. sp.  Forel, A., 1897, Ameisen aus Nossi-Bé, Majunga, Juan de Nova (Madagaskar), den Aldabra-Inseln und Sansibar. Gesammelt von Herrn Dr. A. Voeltzkow aus Berlin., Abhandlungen herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 21, pp. 185-208: 192-193 192-193 3965
Mystrium oberthueri   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: 267, (download) 267 3815

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 130 times found in rainforest, 11 times found in lowland rainforest, 8 times found in littoral rainforest, 13 times found in degraded rainforest, 3 times found in transition humid forest, 3 times found in disturbed rainforest, 1 times found in Forest, 1 times found in littoral forest, 2 times found in Secondary Forest, 2 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 103 times ex rotten log, 17 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 6 times under stone, 2 times ex rotten branch on ground, 3 times ex ground, 1 times under rotten log, 4 times leaf litter, 5 times ground forager(s), 2 times ex small branch on ground, 1 times ex decayed log, 1 times ex nest on ground at foot of tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 3 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 7 times Malaise trap, 4 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 10 maxi winks, 2 times 8 maxi winks, 2 times Winkler, 1 times Black Light, 2 times Malaise trap, 4 traps, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1125 meters, 308 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1985-11-01 and 2018-02-05

Type specimens: Lectotype of Mystrium oberthueri: casent0101993; paralectotype of Mystrium oberthueri: mcztype20363, casent0101949

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