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Species: Tapinoma simrothi   Krausse, 1911 

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Tapinoma simrothi phoeniceum

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Tapinoma erraticum var. simrothi Krausse, 1911a PDF: 18 (w.) ITALY (Sardinia). Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1925b PDF: 49 (q.m.).
Raised to species: Emery, 1925b PDF: 48; Menozzi, 1933b PDF: 77; Santschi, 1936c PDF: 204.
Revived from synonymy, status as species: Bernard, 1967a PDF: 259; Kutter, 1977c: 182.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Morocco
    Asia: Iran, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
    Europe: Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Canary Islands

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61

Tapinoma simrothi KrausseHNS, 1911

Tapinoma simrothi KrausseHNS, 1911: Bull. Soc. Ent. Ital.41.T8.

Tapinoma erraticum BaroniHNS Urbani 1964: Atti. Accad. Gioenia Scienze Naturali Gatania (6):25-66.

World distribution: Sardinia & Egypt.

Distribution in Egypt: Lower Nile & Delta.

Material examined: Ebn Salam: 28.IV.1998 (2), 13.IV.1999 (3) (Ain Coll.).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in isolated date farm, 1 times found in Rocky brush along wash, 1 times found in date farm, 2 times found in Pinus halepensis+pistacea lentiscus, 2 times found in Campo de labranza, 1 times found in salines, 1 times found in Desert area, 1 times found in seashore, 1 times found in Forest steppe, 1 times found in mediterranean meadow, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times ground forager(s), 1 times soil, 1 times on low vegetation, 2 times nest mound, 1 times under stone, 1 times on ground, 1 times low vegetation, 1 times foraging on the ground, 1 times between saline plants.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times water traps, 9 times Hand, 1 times light trap, 3 times search, 2 times by hand, 1 times Hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 3 - 2580 meters, 660 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1974-05-13 and 2016-12-29

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