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Species: Tetraponera mocquerysi   (André, 1890) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Sima (Sima) mocquerysi André, 1890 PDF: 319 (w.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 15 syntype workers. Primary type locality: 12 workers Sierra Leone (Mocquerys). Primary type depositories: MHNG, MNHN, MSNG, NHMB, NHMW. Primary type specimens: CASENT0904032, CASENT0913719, CASENT0915531. (Source: Ward, 2022 10.11646/zootaxa.5102.1.1 PDF: 50.) AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetraponera: Wheeler, 1922b PDF: 106
Placement in molecular phylogeny: Chomicki et al., 2015 10.1098/rspb.2015.2200 PDF: Figure S1
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Karavaiev 1931d (as biozellata)


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in rainforest, 14 times found in moist evergreen forest, 7 times found in Primary forest, 6 times found in secondary rainforest, 5 times found in arboretum, 6 times found in station clearing, forest edge, 8 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 2 times found in swampy rainforest, 3 times found in rainforest edge, 3 times found in Shade coffee, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times ex dead twig above ground, 17 times on low vegetation, 1 times 0, 3 times on low vegetation (foraging on tree trunks and low foliage), 6 times forest margin along road, 2 times ex dead twig, 9 mm external diameter (3 mm internal diameter), 2 times ex dead twig, 5 mm external diameter, 1 times ex adjacent dead twigs of Senna, 7 mm external diameter (3 mm internal diameter), 1 times dead stem Erythrina, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex dead twig of sapling, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Hand, 1 times Hand collected, 4 times Canopy fog, 5 times pyrethrum knockdown, 3 times search, 3 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator, 4 times sweep, 4 times EC28 Malaise trap, 2 times Malaise, 2 times beating low vegetation, 2 times Canopy fogging, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1900 meters, 1079 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1904-12-01 and 2019-11-06

Type specimens: not part of a type series: Tetraponera emacerata oberbecki: casent0907473; syntype of Sima lemoulti: casent0915530; syntype of Sima mocquerysi: casent0915531; syntype of Sima mocquerysi biozellata: casent0916865, casent0916866; syntype of Sima triangularis illota: casent0915541; syntype of Tetraponera emacerata: casent0913720; syntype of Tetraponera emacerata odiosa: casent0907475; syntype of Tetraponera mocquerysi: casent0904032, casent0913719; type of Sima mocquerysi elongata: focol1161, focol1162; type of Sima triangularis: focol1153, focol1154

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