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Species: Cataulacus lujae   Forel, 1911 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Cataulacus lujae Forel, 1911e PDF: 311 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1914d PDF: 220 (q.m.); Forel, 1916 PDF: 427 (q.m.).
Revived status as species: Santschi, 1924b PDF: 219.
Junior synonym of Cataulacus brevisetosus: Bolton, 1974a PDF: 31.
Revived from synonymy and senior synonym of Cataulacus gilviventris: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 358.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Cataulacus lujae   Santschi, F., 1924, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides africains et notes diverses. - II., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 12, pp. 195-224: 219, (download) 219 3607
Cataulacus luiae n. sp.  Forel, A., 1911, Ameisen des Herrn Prof. v. Ihering aus Brasilien (Sao Paulo usw.) nebst einigen anderen aus Südamerika und Afrika (Hym.)., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1911, pp. 285-312: 311-312, (download) 311-312 4029

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in station clearing, forest edge, 2 times found in park/garden, 1 times found in moist evergreen forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times ex dead twig above ground, 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times dans épines d' accacia.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times 05 Malaise traps, 1 times beating low vegetation, 1 times canopy 1, 1 times Fogging Teclea nobilis.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1600 meters, 1008 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Cataulacus lujae: casent0904884, casent0909233; Type of Cataulacus lujae var. gilgiventris: mracfor000434, mracfor000435, mracfor000436

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