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Species: Tetramorium altivagans   Santschi, 1914 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium caespitum st. altivagans Santschi, 1914b PDF: 103 (w.) KENYA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 20 syntype workers. Primary type locality: Kenya: Mt Kinangop, chaine de l’Aberdare, 3100 m., st. no. 55, ii.1912 (Ch. Alluaud & R. Jeannel). Primary type depository: NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 305 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 404; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 217.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Mt. Kenya


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Lesotho Highland Basalt Grassland, 4 times found in Lydenburg Montane Grassland, 5 times found in grassland, 4 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 1 times found in Urban garden in grassland, 1 times found in primary forest, 2 times found in Southern Drakensberg Highland Grassland, 1 times found in Miombo woodland, 2 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 2 times found in prairies alpines, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times under rock, 2 times Soil surface, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times nest, 1 times Among grass roots.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times Pitfall trap, 11 times Hand collected, 2 times Winkler, 2 times Pitfall trap 48 hours, 1 times Pitfall trap, 48 hours, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days.

Elevations: collected from 750 - 3171 meters, 1773 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-02-01 00:00:00.0 and 2022-02-09 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium caespitum altivagans: casent0913986

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