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Species: Pristomyrmex fossulatus   (Forel, 1910) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium (Xiphomyrmex) fossulatum Forel, 1910f PDF: 428 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Menozzi, 1942a PDF: 172 (q.).
Combination in Pristomyrmex: Santschi, 1916a PDF: 51.
Combination in Hylidris: Weber, 1952a PDF: 17.
Combination in Pristomyrmex: Bolton, 1981b PDF: 285.
See also: Wang, 2003a PDF: 406.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pristomyrmex fossulatus   Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295: 286, (download) 286 3603
Pristomyrmex fossulatus   Bolton, B., 1981, A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 43, pp. 245-307: 285-286, (download) 285-286 6438

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Grassland, 2 times found in Moist upland grassland on sandstone, 2 times found in Moist upland grassland on dolerite, 1 times found in Pine plantation on dolerite, 1 times found in Afromontane forest edge, 1 times found in Moist upland grassland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Pitfall trap, 5 times Winkler Bag, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 1200 - 2250 meters, 1550 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1998-08-25 and 2015-01-19

Type specimens: syntype of Pristomyrmex fossulatus: casent0909181

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