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Species: Tetramorium malagasy   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium malagasy Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012 PDF: 18, figs. 2, 8, 9, 17-19 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: MADAGASCAR, Toliara, Forêt de Mite, 20.7 km 29° WNW Tongobory, 23.52417 S, 44.12133 E, 75 m, gallery forest, ex rotten log, 27.II.-3.III.2002, coll. B.L. Fisher et al., BLF5905; CASENT0449550; CASC. AntCat AntWiki

Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 43 times found in tropical dry forest, 16 times found in Uapaca woodland, 16 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 10 times found in gallery forest, 11 times found in open area near stream, 11 times found in open area, 5 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 7 times found in dry wash, 6 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in savannah shrubland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 35 times ground forager(s), 20 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 10 times on low vegetation, 7 times ex rotten log, 3 times under stone, 3 times ex soil, 2 times sifted litter, 2 times on ground, 2 times ground nest, 1 times sifted litter (leaf, mold, rotten wood), 1 times pitfall trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 21 times Malaise, 10 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 9 times Malaise trap, 9 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 2 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 3 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times MW 25 sample transect,10m, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 4 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 2 times 9 maxi winks, ...

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1550 meters, 602 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0449550; paratype: casent0018734, casent0018736, casent0449549; paratype of Tetramorium malagasy: casent0019027, casent0019035



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