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Species: Tetramorium muscorum   Arnold, 1926 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium (Triglyphothrix) muscorum Arnold, 1926 PDF: 274, fig. 78 (w.) MOZAMBIQUE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Mozambique (“Portuguese E.A.”): Amatongas Forest, 13.ii.1917 (G. Arnold). Primary type depositories: BMNH, MCZC, SAMC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Triglyphothrix: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 331.
Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1985 PDF: 247.
Status as species: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 331 (redescription); Bolton, 1985 PDF: 245; Bolton, 1995b: 411.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in riparian forest, 3 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in closed riparian forest, 7 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in tropical wet forest, 2 times found in forest at base of inselberg, 2 times found in Primary Forest, 2 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in terreau pied arbre, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times sifted litter, 3 times sifted leaf litter, 5 times ex soil, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times yellow pan trap, 1 times under root mat on rotten log, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times on low vegetation, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 3 times Winkler sifter, 4 times Winkler, 2 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times Pitfall trap, 2 times Tamisage de terreau, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m.

Elevations: collected from 27 - 1800 meters, 473 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1917-02-13 00:00:00.0 and 2019-11-10 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Syntype: sam-ent-011717, sam-hym-c008005; syntype of Tetramorium muscorum: casent0901145

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