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Species: Trichomyrmex oscaris   (Forel, 1894) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Monomorium oscaris Forel, 1894b PDF: 86 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Ethiopia (“Südabessinien”): (no further data) (A. Ilg). Type-depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Emery, 1901e PDF: 61; Arnold, 1916 PDF: 229; Emery, 1922c PDF: 173; Wheeler, 1922: 865; Finzi, 1939a PDF: 164; Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 91; Bolton, 1987 PDF: 326 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 265; Madl, 2019 PDF: 16.
Senior synonym of Trichomyrmex dispar: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 326; Bolton, 1995b: 265.
Senior synonym of Trichomyrmex prossae: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 327; Bolton, 1995b: 265.
Senior synonym of Trichomyrmex solleri: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 326; Bolton, 1995b: 265.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in miombo woodland, 5 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 9 times found in Pediment grassland, 2 times found in Protea - Tristachya Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 5 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 3 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in North perimiter of Hwange Power Station, 3 times found in Savannah, 2 times found in slope, 2 times found in Teminalia savanna, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex soil, 1 times Cake bait, 1 times For. und. stone, 1 times For. ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 20 times Pitfall trap, 12 times Hand collected, 1 times Pitfall trap, 48 hours, 4 times Winkler, 3 times Hand, 2 times Turning over rocks, 2 times baited pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 1436 meters, 1027 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1906-03-01 and 2019-01-08

Type specimens: syntype of Monomorium oscaris: casent0908712; syntype of Monomorium amblyops prossae: casent0908716; syntype of Monomorium destructor kalahariense: casent0908750; syntype of Monomorium dispar: casent0904583; syntype of Rhoptromyrmex solleri: casent0909201; type of Monomorium amblyops bulawayense: casent0902180, casent0902209; type of Monomorium destructor kalahariense: focol1717, focol1718, focol1719-1, focol1719-2; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Monomorium destructor kalahariense despectum: casent0908751, casent0917001

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