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Species: Tetraponera schulthessi   (Santschi, 1915) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Sima schulthessi Santschi, 1915c PDF: 249 (q.) MOZAMBIQUE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Syntype: 1aq, Rikatla, Delagoa (leg. Junod); CASENT0915539; NHMB AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetraponera: Wheeler, 1922j PDF: 800.
Placement in molecular phylogeny: Chomicki et al., 2015 10.1098/rspb.2015.2200 PDF: Figure S1.
// Distribution


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in dry forest, 10 times found in miombo woodland, 5 times found in forest on inselberg, 4 times found in coastal thicket, 7 times found in semidecid. forest, 4 times found in riparian forest, 3 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in savanna woodland, 2 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 20 times ex dead twig above ground, 11 times on low vegetation, 4 times ex dead bamboo, 4 times ex dead twig, 2 times ex soil, 1 times ex dead branch, 1 times ex dead twig of Allophyllus, 2 times on low vegn., 10 am times on ground, 8, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times ex nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times beating low vegetation, 1 times beating vegetation (2 hours), 1 times Malaise trap, 4 Malaise traps.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 950 meters, 162 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1908-05-01 and 2016-08-06

Type specimens: syntype of Sima schulthessi: casent0915539

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