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Species: Tapinoma demissum   Bolton, 1995 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tapinoma demissum Bolton, 1995b: 400. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Tapinoma gracile Forel, 1913.
[Junior secondary homonym of Tapinoma gracilis (Buckley, 1866).].
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ghana, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Savannah, 4 times found in Gallery For., 3 times found in Savannah For., 3 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in littoral vegetation, on sand dunes, 1 times found in Ruderal, 2 times found in Savannah Forest, 2 times found in Cultives, 1 times found in Garden.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex dead twig of shrub with simple, entire, opposite leaves and white flowers, 1 times very fast run(?), sandy soil, 1 times Sandy terr., 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times on Ficus, 1 times on coconut, 1 times on acacia, 1 times Nest und.stone, 1 times nest in grnd. small open., 1 times ex dead twig of Allophyllus, 1 times ex dead thorn of Vachellia xanthophloea, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times Hand, 2 times Winkler, 1 times beating vegetation (2 hours).

Elevations: collected from 5 - 450 meters, 215 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-02-16 and 2019-01-05

Type specimens: syntype of Tapinoma demissum: casent0903071; syntype of Tapinoma gracile: casent0909773

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