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Species: Aenictus rotundatus   Mayr, 1901 

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Aenictus rotundatus guineensis, Aenictus rotundatus merwei

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Aenictus rotundatus Mayr, 1901b PDF: 1 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: South Africa: Cape Colony, Port Elizabeth (H. Brauns). Type-depositories: NHMB, NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Emery, 1910b PDF: 31; Forel, 1913a PDF: 112; Arnold, 1915: 138 (redescription); Wheeler, 1922: 754; Bolton, 1995b: 60.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Acacia xanthophloea woodland, 3 times found in Mopane savanna, 2 times found in Acacia nigrescens savanna, 2 times found in Teminalia savanna, 1 times found in Citrus orchard, 1 times found in Grassland, 1 times found in Karoid scrub on road verge, 1 times found in rocks, 1 times found in Strandveld.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times Pitfall Trap, 1 times Nest, 1 times Turning over rocks.

Elevations: collected from 240 - 1880 meters, 888 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-03-09 and 2002-10-07

Type specimens: Cotypus A. rotundatus: mnhg0043; Not labelled as type of Aenictus rotundatus merwei, but leg&loc the same than series type: nhmuk012849252; syntype of Aenictus rotundatus: casent0902687, casent0919641; Type Aenictus rotundatus: mnhb000021, mnhb000022

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