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Species: Tetramorium cristatum   Stitz, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium guineense var. cristatum Stitz, 1910: 144 (w.) TOGO. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 4 syntype workers. Primary type locality: Togo: Bismarckburg (Conradt). Primary type depository: MNHU. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Pheidole guineensis (Fabricius, 1793): Forel, 1913a PDF: 117; Wheeler, 1922: 897; Santschi, 1924b PDF: 212; Emery, 1924f PDF: 279; Santschi, 1937d PDF: 233.
Status as species: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 268 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 406; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 217.
Material of the unavailable name Tetramorium guineense cristatum ebangense referred here by Bolton, 1980 PDF: 268; Bolton, 1995b: 406.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Agricultural (Cassava farm)+ Grassland, 1 times found in farmland, 1 times found in agricultural landscape.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times small path, ground, 1 times from ground on trail.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1600 meters, 702 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1932-11-01 00:00:00.0 and 2019-04-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: type of Tetramorium guineense cristatum: focol2096, focol2097; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Tetramorium guineense cristatum ebangense: casent0915002

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