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Species: Tetramorium aspersum   (Smith, 1865) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Myrmica aspersa Smith, 1865a PDF: 72 (w.) INDONESIA (Morotai I.). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: 2 syntype workers. Primary type locality: Indonesia: M. (Morty, = Morotai I.) (A.R. Wallace). Primary type depositories: BMNH, OXUM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Xiphomyrmex: Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 473.
Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1977 PDF: 86.
Status as species: Smith, 1871a PDF: 326; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 108; Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 473; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 125; Bolton, 1977 PDF: 86 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 404; Sarnat et al., 2013 PDF: 72.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia, Philippines
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Luzon, Mindanao, Negros

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in forest, 1 times found in primary rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nesting in epiphyte roots.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times beating and sweping vegetation, 1 times general collecting, day, 1 times hand sorting sifted litter.

Elevations: collected from 138 - 840 meters, 532 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1933-07-01 00:00:00.0 and 2011-05-26 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium aspersum: casent0901112; syntype of Tetramorium bismarckii: casent0909186; syntype of Xiphomyrmex costatus willowsi: castype12628

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