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Species: Pheidole oculata   (Emery, 1899) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Aphaenogaster oculata Emery, 1899e PDF: 276 (q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype queen. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Toamasina, Baie d’Antongil, 1897-98 (A. Mocquerys). Primary type depository: MSNG. Primary type specimen: CASENT0102052. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Parapheidole: Emery, 1915k PDF: 68.
Combination in Pheidole: Smith, 1979: 1366.
Status as species: Emery, 1922c PDF: 116; Wheeler, 1922: 1021; Kutter, 1968c: 203; Wilson, 1984b PDF: 330; Bolton, 1995b: 326.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in montane rainforest, 3 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in montane forest, 2 times found in montane ravine forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times ex rotten log, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times at light, 6 Ground intercept Light Trap, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 12 - 1490 meters, 973 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1998-12-04 00:00:00.0 and 2018-02-05 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0714711, casent0738750; syntype of Aphaenogaster oculata: casent0102052

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