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Species: Syllophopsis cryptobia   Santschi, 1921 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Syllophopsis cryptobia Santschi, 1921c PDF: 119, fig. 2a-c (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (“Congo”): (no further data) (Le Moult). Type-depository: NHMB. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Heterick, 2006 PDF: 162 (q.).
Combination in Monomorium: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 421.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
    Asia: Saudi Arabia, Yemen
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Santschi, F., 1921, Quelques nouveaux formicides africains., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 61, pp. 113-122

Syllophopsis cryptobiaHNS nov. sp. (Fig. 2, a-b-c.)

- [[ worker ]] Long. 1.3 mill. Jaune terne pale, lisse et luisant. Pubescence abondante, courte et oblique. Tete d'un cinquieme plus longue que large, le bord posterieur et les cotes assez convexes. Yeux d'une facette, au

milieu des cotes. Arete frontale tres rapprochee. Epistome court, a carene mediane faiblement bifide en arriere. Mandibules a bord terminal assez oblique de 3 - 4 dents, le scape atteint le bord posterieur de la tete. Dernier article de la massue aussi long que les neuf precedents reunis; les deux autres articles de la massue de meme longueur, mais le deuxieme est un peu plus large Articles 2 a 8 du funicule bien plus larges que longs. Promesonotum assez convexe. Face basale de l'epinotum un peu plus longue que la declive et aussi large derriere que longue, nettement bordee et transversalement convexe en arriere Premier n oe ud triangulaire sur le profil avec un pedicule posterieur bien degage. Vu de dessus le postpetiole est trapezoidal, son bord anterieur un peu convexe et presque des deux tiers plus grand que le bord posterieur, les cotes assez droits. Base du gastre tronquee.

Congo (Le Moult) 1 [[ worker ]] '.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 63 times found in rainforest, 30 times found in tropical dry forest, 13 times found in montane rainforest, 16 times found in primary forest, 13 times found in littoral rainforest, 14 times found in forest, 4 times found in coastal scrub, 13 times found in gallery forest, 2 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 5 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 137 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 12 times leaf litter, 15 times sifted litter, 9 times ex rotten log, 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, 7 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 6 times under stone, 4 times ex soil, 3 times leaf litter extraction, 1 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times Under rock near bamboo, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 66 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 19 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 2 Maxi Winks, 7 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 14 times Winkler, 12 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 4 times 9 maxi winks, 2 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 5 times Hand collected, 7 times Pitfall trap, 1 times 10 Maxiwinks, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2500 meters, 426 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1953-12-07 and 2019-01-09

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