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Species: Aenictus rotundatus   Mayr, 1901 

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See Also:

Aenictus rotundatus guineensis, Aenictus rotundatus merwei

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Aenictus rotundatus Mayr, 1901b PDF: 1 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Current subspecies: nominal plus A. r. guineensis, A. r. merwei.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Mopane savanna, 2 times found in Teminalia savanna, 2 times found in Acacia nigrescens savanna, 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 Turning over rocks, 1 times Nest.

Elevations: collected from 240 - 1880 meters, 775 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-01-01 and 2002-10-07

Type specimens: syntype of Aenictus rotundatus: casent0902687, casent0919641

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