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Species: Tetramorium merina   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium merina Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014c PDF: 111, figs. 20C, 40B, 42D, 44D, 46D, 47C, 48C, 49B, 50, 65 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Antananarivo, Rés. Spéciale d’Ambohitantely, 20.9 km. 72° NE Ankazoby, 18.22528S, 47.28683E, 1410 m., montane rainforest, ex rotten log, BLF03710, 17-22.iv.2001 (B.L. Fisher, et al.). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0437226. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 13 paratype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depositories: BMNH, CASC, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
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Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in montane forest, 1 times found in Border of disturbed forest, 1 times found in Disturbed forest, 1 times found in gallery montane forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ex rotten log, 1 times Under bark of felled tree (in trunk poriton on ground), 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times Nest in dead moss-covered branch c 2m above ground., 1 times ex dead branch.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 1300 - 1700 meters, 1479 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1993-02-20 00:00:00.0 and 2012-03-09 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium merina: casent0437226; paratype of Tetramorium merina: casent0437222, casent0437223, casent0437225, casent0437228, casent0437229, casent0437230, casent0437231, casent0437232, casent0437233

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