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Species: Tetramorium obiwan   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Tetramorium obiwan Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014c PDF: 125, figs. 20D, 43B, 44A, 53, 65 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Toliara, Parc Nat. d’Andohahela, Col du Sedro, 3.8 km. 113° ESE Mahamavo, 37.6 km. 341° NNW Tolagnaro, 24.76389S, 46.75167E, 900 m., montane rainforest, beating low vegetation, BLF05014, 21-25.i.2002 (B.L. Fisher, et al.). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0447245. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 15 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 3 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 8 paratype workers with same data as holotype but canopy moss and leaf litter, BLF05036, and BLF05136, 4 paratype workers with same data as holotype but sifted litter, BLF05010. Secondary type depositories: BMNH, CASC, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 22 times found in montane rainforest, 10 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in forest edge, mixed tropical forest, open area.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times canopy moss and leaf litter, 5 times under moss, above ground, live tree, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 5 times ex rotten log, 2 times ex rotten stick on ground, 2 times ex dead branch above ground, 1 times under moss, above ground, dead tree, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex. rot pocket Pandanus, 1 times under tree bark, live tree, 1 times under moss, live tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times Malaise trap, 2 times beating low vegetation, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement.

Elevations: collected from 650 - 1300 meters, 1024 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1990-11-17 00:00:00.0 and 2012-12-12 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium obiwan: casent0447245; paratype of Tetramorium obiwan: casent0447199, casent0447207, casent0447237, casent0451274, casent0451275, casent0451276, casent0455961, casent0484425, casent0484536, casent0484542, casent0484554



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