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Species: Tapinoma lugubre   Santschi, 1917 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tapinoma gracile var. lugubre Santschi, 1917b PDF: 288 (w.m.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Tapinoma gracilis (Buckley, 1866): Wheeler, 1922: 924; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 145.
Status as species: Arnold, 1926 PDF: 222; Bolton, 1995b: 400; Bharti et al., 2013 PDF: 304 (in key).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Acacia savanna in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 2 times found in Garden, 1 times found in Ruderal, 1 times found in Frag. degr. For., 1 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Primary Forest, 1 times found in Ruderal, road.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Foraging ground, 1 times Foraging, 1 times For. Tree, 1 times For. soil, 1 times Cake bait.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Hand, 4 times Pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 200 - 900 meters, 578 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-12-07 and 2019-11-16

Type specimens: syntype of Tapinoma lugubre: casent0903070, casent0911569

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