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Species: Tetramorium aspis   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium aspis Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014c PDF: 61, figs. 22C, 27B, 28C, 29A, 30, 63 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Fianarantsoa, R.S. Ivohibe, 8.0 km. E Ivohibe, 22.48333S, 46.96833E, 1200 m., montane rainforest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), BLF01747, 15-21.x.1997 (B.L. Fisher). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0344940. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 28 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 11 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 3 paratype workers with same data as holotype but rotten stick on ground, BLF01746, 14 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 8.0 km. NE Ivohibe, 22.4217S, 46.8983E, BLF01751 and BLF01753, 3-9.xi.1997. Secondary type depositories: BMNH, CASC, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in montane rainforest, 3 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Sylvain gc#78-115. general collecting, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 1 times Sylvain gc#1-77. general collecting, 1 times Sylvain gc#135-173. general collecting.

Elevations: collected from 785 - 1680 meters, 1181 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1993-09-25 00:00:00.0 and 1997-11-03 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium aspis: casent0344940; paratype of Tetramorium aspis: casent0189115, casent0189123, casent0189156, casent0198990, casent0198991, casent0198992, casent0198993, casent0198994, casent0198995, casent0198996, casent0198998, casent0217756, casent0247396, casent0247397, casent0247398, casent0247399, casent0247400, casent0247401, casent0247402, casent0247403, casent0247404, casent0247405

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