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Species: Tetramorium guineense   (Bernard, 1953) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Xiphomyrmex weitzeckeri r. guineensis Bernard, 1953b PDF: 251, fig. 14 (w.) GUINEA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 227.
Raised to species: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 227.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Tanzania, Togo
    Americas: Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Luzon, Negros, Palawan, Samar

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Tetramorium guineense   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 150-151, (download) 150-151 6734
Tetramorium guineense   Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154: 130, (download) 130 4387
Tetramorium guineense   Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418: 382, (download) 382 3948
Tetramorium guineense   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 740, (download) 740 4445
Tetramorium guineense   Forel, A., 1912, H. Sauter's Formosa-Ausbeute: Formicidae (Hym.)., Entomologische Mitteilungen 1, pp. 45-81: 53, (download) 53 4035
Tetramorium guineense   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 192, (download) 192 20597

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 27 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in Primary Forest in leaf litter, 1 times found in rainforest, seasonally flooded riparian, 1 times found in Tidezone, 1 times found in Black mangrove, 1 times found in Black mangrove swamp, 1 times found in Miombo woodland, 1 times found in Mixed hardwood forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times under stone, 2 times ex leaf litter, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times on tree trunk, 1 times on live tree, 1 times hollow twig, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times colony in earth floor of building.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 5 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 3 times EC32 sweeping, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 1 times pitfall trap, PF bucket, 1 times sifting, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 1, W1, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 1, W2, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 2, W10, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 2, W9, 1 times Pitfall trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 831 meters, 414 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1930-08-28 and 2011-12-02

Type specimens:

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