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Species: Tetramorium orc   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Tetramorium orc Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012a PDF: 73, figs. 74, 75, 107-109 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Antsiranana, Parc Nat. de Marojejy, 25.4 km. 30° NNE Andapa, 10.9 km. 311° NW Manantenina, 14.445S, 49.735E, 2000 m., montane shrubland, ex soil, BLF09377, 24.xi.2003 (B.L. Fisher, et al.). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0487093. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 59 paratype workers. Secondary type locality: 9 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 24 paratype workers with same data as holotype but BLF09376 and BLF09379, 26 paratype workers with same data as holotype but under stone or moss, or ground foragers, BLF09385, BLF09390, and BLF09392. Secondary type depositories: BMNH, CASC, MHNG, NHMB. 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: 15 times found in montane shrubland, 3 times found in montane rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times ex soil, 5 times under moss, on ground, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times under stone, 1 times under moss, above ground, 2 times ex root mat, ground layer, 1 times ex root mat on stone, 1 times under rootmat, on stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 1575 - 2100 meters, 1983 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1994-11-25 00:00:00.0 and 2018-02-10 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium orc: casent0487093; paratype of Tetramorium orc: casent0487022, casent0487023, casent0487080, casent0487081, casent0487082, casent0487090, casent0487091, casent0487092, casent0487094, casent0487095, casent0487096, casent0487166, casent0487167, casent0487168, casent0487189, casent0487190, casent0487191, casent0487203, casent0487204, casent0487205

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