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Species: Tetramorium coloreum   Mayr, 1901 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium coloreum Mayr, 1901a PDF: 273 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Tetramorium muscicola: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 297.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 29 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in littoral rainforest, 2 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing, 2 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in cocoa plantation.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 17 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 6 times ex rotten log, 2 times under stone, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times foragers in dead wood, 1 times ex leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 6 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 1 times search by hand, 1 times EC28 Malaise trap, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Winkler sifter, 1 times Yellow pan trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1500 meters, 383 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1895-12-31 and 2012-08-08

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium coloreum: casent0909129, casent0919647

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