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Species: Pheidole mahaboensis   Salata & Fisher, 2020 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole mahaboensis Salata & Fisher, 2020a 10.3897/zookeys.905.39592 PDF: 52, figs. 24A-F, 85B, 87F (s.w.m.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Fianarantsoa, Rés. Forestière d’Agnalazaha, Mahabo, 42.9 km. 215° Farafangana, -23.19383, 47.723, 20 m., 19.iv.2006, BLF13900 (B.L. Fisher, et al.). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0070925. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 2 paratype minor workers, 1 paratype male. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depository: CASC. Secondary type specimen: CASENT0872077, CASENT0070926, CASENT0872197. AntCat AntWiki
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 105 times found in rainforest, 30 times found in montane rainforest, 25 times found in mixed tropical forest, 20 times found in forest edge, mixed tropical forest, open area, 14 times found in high altitude rainforest, 11 times found in littoral rainforest, 7 times found in rainforest, transition to montane forest, 2 times found in in guava forest, 2 times found in forest edge, open area, 2 times found in open area near stream, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 97 times ex rotten log, 18 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted litter, 5 times ground forager(s), 2 times ex rotting tree stump, 1 times under tree bark, live tree, 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times sifting clay from forest, 1 times in forest along riverbank, 2 times ex rotten branch on ground, 1 times ex leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 60 times Malaise trap, 9 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 6 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times 9 Maxi winklers, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 3 times pitfall traps, 4 times Malaise, 1 times 7 MaxiWinks, 2 times beating low vegetation, 1 times 10 maxi winks, ...

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1275 meters, 666 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1992-11-14 00:00:00.0 and 2015-03-07 00:00:00.0

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