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Species: Parasyscia rifati   Sharaf & Akbar, 2018 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Parasyscia rifati Sharaf & Akbar, 2018 PDF: 216, figs. 1-3, 6- 13 (w.eq.) SAUDI ARABIA. Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Saudi Arabia: Al Bahah Prov., Al Mukhwah, Dhi Ayn Archeological Village, 19.929417°N, 41.441722°E, 741 m., 15.v.2011 (M.R. Sharaf). Type-depository: KSMA. Type-specimen: CASENT0823938 (KSMA). Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 11 paratype workers, 1 paratype ergatoid queen. Paratype-localities: 2 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype but 19.9296°N, 41.4433°E, 18.iv.2010, 5 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen with same data as holotype but 19.934583°N, 41.442861°E, 744 m., 20.ix.2011, 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype but 19.9296°N, 41.44285°E, 750 m., 20.ix.2011 (B.L. Fisher), 1 paratype worker Saudi Arabia: Asir Prov., Abha, Raydah, 18.193633°N, 42.390333°E, 1772 m., 8.vi.2014 (Al Dhafer), 1 paratype worker Asir Prov., Mahayel Asir, Wadi Al Hilah, 18.502017°N, 42.036983°E, 11.ii.2016 (A. Al Ansi). Paratype-depositories: CASC, KSMA. Paratype-specimens: CASC: CASENT0263910; KSMA: CASENT0217369, CASENT0823939. AntCat AntWiki
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Saudi Arabia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Palearctic

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in under fig trees next to small stream, moist soil.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times soil inhabitant, cryptic species, very rare, 1 times ex soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times hand collecting.

Elevations: collected from 741 - 750 meters, 744 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2010-05-18 and 2011-09-20

Type specimens: Holotype of Parasyscia rifati: casent0823938; paratype of Parasyscia rifati: casent0217369, casent0263910



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