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Species: Technomyrmex pallipes   (Smith, 1876) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tapinoma pallipes Smith, 1876a PDF: 447 (w.) MAURITIUS (Rodrigues Is.). Malagasy. Primary type information: Mauritius, Rodriguez Is.; CASENT0102320; BMNH AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as Technomyrmex pallidipes by Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 166.].
Combination in Technomyrmex: Bolton, 2007b PDF: 56.
Senior synonym of Technomyrmex affinis, Technomyrmex atrichosus, Technomyrmex brevicornis, Technomyrmex foreli, Technomyrmex primroseae, Technomyrmex truncicolus: Bolton, 2007b PDF: 56.

Taxon Page Images:

Technomyrmex pallipes. 1. Queen; 2. Ergatoid queen; 3. Worker: all from Sevilla, Agter-Pakhuis, Cederberg, South Africa: 21 May 2016. Photos by Philip Herbst; collected by Peter Slingsby

Technomyrmex pallipes. Vaalleegte, Karoo, South Africa: 4 June 2017. Photo and collection by Philip Herbst


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Comoros, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Oceania: New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Malagasy
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 51 times found in grassland, 22 times found in urban/garden, 14 times found in tropical dry forest, 9 times found in Uapaca woodland, 13 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 5 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 8 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 7 times found in gallery forest, 3 times found in urban garden, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 20 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 19 times on low vegetation, 15 times ex dead twig above ground, 15 times under stone, 10 times leaf litter, 10 times ground forager(s), 6 times ex rotten log, 3 times ground nest, 3 times under tree bark, live tree, 3 times ex soil, 1 times Under rock, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 34 times Pitfall trap, 13 times Winkler, 16 times Hand collected, 18 times Malaise trap, 10 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 8 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 5 times pooter, 4 times beating low vegetation, 3 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 5 times EC32 sweeping, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1984 meters, 921 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1909-05-01 and 2019-09-17

Type specimens: excluded from type series by Bolton, 2007: 41: casent0104645; Holotype of Technomyrmex primroseae: casent0102318; paratype of Technomyrmex primroseae: casent0172798; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes foreli: casent0101255; syntype of Technomyrmex pallipes: casent0102320; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes foreli: casent0905070; syntype of Technomyrmex atrichosus: casent0911582; syntype of Technomyrmex brevicornis: casent0911584; syntype of Technomyrmex foreli affinis: casent0911585; type of Technomyrmex atrichosus: focol2885, focol2886

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