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Species: Meranoplus spininodis   Arnold, 1917 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Meranoplus spininodis Arnold, 1917 PDF: 366 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1926 PDF: 284 (q.m.).
See also: Bolton, 1981a PDF: 50.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 3 times found in Kathu Bushveld; Acacia erioloba woodland, 3 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Lydenburgia - Vitex Open Woodland on hillslope (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Kathu Bushveld, dominated by Tarchonanthus camphoratus, 1 times found in Rand Highveld Grassland, rocky ridge, 1 times found in Acacia Thicket (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 1 times found in Burnt area, 1 times found in Heavily grazed Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Mixed savanna in Gordonia Duneveld, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times Pitfall trap, 5 times Hand collected, 5 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Hand collected, foraging in open, 1 times White Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 1370 meters, 1011 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1916-04-09 and 2017-03-17

Type specimens: Holotype of Meranoplus spininodis: casent0902020; Syntype: sam-ent-011668

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