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Species: Tetramorium occidentale   (Santschi, 1916) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Xiphomyrmex occidentalis Santschi, 1916a PDF: 50, fig. 1 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 229.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium insularis: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 229.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in Primary Forest, 2 times found in Tropical forest, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in rainforest canopy, 1 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in mature swamp forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ex. rotten log, 2 times ex rotten log, 1 times Canopy 65%, 1 times sited within forest, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times ex rotten branch on ground, 1 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times Canopy, cover 80%, 1 times Canopy cover 80%, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times Canopy fogging, 2 times EC32 sweeping, 1 times Hand, 1 times search, 1 times EC28 Malaise trap, 1 times Winkler, 1 times Yellow pan trap, 1 times 15 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times Can. fog. by night.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1597 meters, 558 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1913-10-01 and 2019-11-13

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011927; syntype of Xiphomyrmex occidentalis: casent0915037

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