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Species: Pheidole decepticon   Fischer & Fisher, 2013 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole decepticon Fischer & Fisher, 2013 PDF: 316, figs 15A-F MAYOTTE. Malagasy. Primary type information: MAYOTTE, Mont Chongui, 12.95945 S, 45.1341 E, 380 m, rainforest, ex rotten log, 28.xi.2007, coll. Fisher et al., BLF18916; CASENT0132558; CASC AntCat AntWiki
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Juan de Nova Island, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Seychelles
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in rainforest, 9 times found in old settlement, habitat de type pelouse à Dactyloctenium sp [Poaceae] en mosaïque avec des fourrés à Heliotropium foertherianum et à Pisonia grandis times found in Bord de sentier, 3 times found in coastal dry forest, 3 times found in littoral vegetation, 3 times found in Lowland coastal, coraline island, 2 times found in sandy trail in Casuarina forest, 2 times found in along roadside, 3 times found in Casuarina forest, 3 times found in scrub on coastal karst, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 9 times under stone, 9 times on low vegetation, 6 times under coconut, 4 times ground forager(s), 2 times under tree bark, live tree, 2 times ground nest, 3 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 6 times pitfall trap, 2 times beating low vegetation, 3 times sweeping, 3 times winkler trap, 1 times 2 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times at baited pitfall, 1 times Malaise trap 4.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1600 meters, 224 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1893-12-31 and 2011-04-13

Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole decepticon: casent0132558; paratype of Pheidole deceptiicon: casent0125677, casent0132583, casent0133661, casent0133665, casent0133674, casent0133677, casent0133705, casent0133708, casent0133710, casent0133713, casent0133715

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