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Species: Odontomachus coquereli   Roger, 1861 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Odontomachus coquereli Roger, 1861a PDF: 30 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Fisher & Smith, 2008 10.1371/journal.pone.0001787 PDF: 14). Type-locality: Madagascar: (no further data) (Coquerel). Type-depository: MNHU. Type-specimen: CASENT0104549. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Stenomyrmex: Mayr, 1865 PDF: 63 (footnote).
Combination in Champsomyrmex: Emery, 1892f PDF: 558
Combination in Odontomachus: Brown, 1976c PDF: 103.
Status as species: Roger, 1863b PDF: 21; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 436; Forel, 1891c PDF: 105 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 49; Wasmann, 1897a PDF: 250; Emery, 1911e PDF: 111; Wheeler, 1922: 1013; Brown, 1976c PDF: 103, 143; Bolton, 1995b: 295; Fisher & Smith, 2008 10.1371/journal.pone.0001787 PDF: 14 (redescription).

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// Distribution


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


Colonies (N=29) consisted of 19±11 workers and one ergatoid (permanently wingless) queen (Molet et al. 2007). All other species in the genus have winged queens.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Odontomachus coquereli   Fisher, B. L. & Smith, M. A., 2008, A revision of Malagasy species of Anochetus Mayr and Odontomachus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., PLoS ONE 3, pp. 1-23: 14-15, (download) 14-15 21401 GoogleMaps
Odontomachus coquereli   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: 105-106, (download) 105-106 6734

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 142 times found in rainforest, 31 times found in montane rainforest, 21 times found in Low altitude rainforest, 2 times found in transition humid forest, 1 times found in sandy forest, 2 times found in primary rainforest, 1 times found in montane forest, 1 times found in on low vegetation, 1 times found in on trail or leaves, 1 times found in lowland rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 80 times ex rotten log, 28 times ground forager(s), 10 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 5 times ex rotting tree stump, 5 times under stone, 4 times ground nest, 3 times ex rotten branch on ground, 3 times ex root mat, ground layer, 5 times on low vegetation, 1 times under rotten log, 1 times sifting litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times malaise trap, 20 times Malaise, 5 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times beating low vegetation, 2 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 2 times pitfall trap, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Malaise trap, 01 Malaise trap, 2 times Malaise trap, 4 traps, 1 times 4 Malaise traps, ...

Elevations: collected from 12 - 1343 meters, 703 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1990-11-17 00:00:00.0 and 2018-02-13 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Odontomachus coquereli: casent0104549; Lectotype of Odontomachus coquereli minor: casent0102021

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