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Species: Tetramorium quadridentatum   Stitz, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tetramorium quadridentatum Stitz, 1910: 144 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Tetramorium commodum: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 364
// Distribution


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

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 26 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 2 times found in Tropical forest, 3 times found in Primary Forest, 1 times found in Disturbed forest fragment, 1 times found in rainforest canopy, 1 times found in station clearing, forest edge, 1 times found in 2nd growth veg., 1 times found in littoral rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, 4 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times on low vegetation, 3 times ground forager(s), 1 times Canopy, cover 80%, 1 times Foragers on ground near nest, 2 times fallen tree trunk, 2 times ex dead branch above ground, 1 times rot hole in tree trunk, 1 times nocturnal forager, 1 times from tree branch, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 4 times sweep, 4 times beating low vegetation, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Can. fog. by night, 1 times Hand collected at night, 2 times hand collecting, 2 times Arboreal Trap, 2 times Canopy fogging, 2 times EC32 sweeping, 1 times hand collected, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1600 meters, 663 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1969-12-08 and 2019-11-09

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium commodum: casent0915040; type of Tetramorium quadridentatum: focol2093

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