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Species: Tetramorium popell   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium popell Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012a PDF: 44, figs. 34, 57-59 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Toliara, Parc Nat. d’Andohahela, Forêt d’Ambohibory, 1.7 km. 61° ENE Tsimelahy, 36.1 km. 308° NNW Tolagnaro, 24.93S, 46.6455E, 300 m., tropical dry forest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), BLF4916, 16-20.i.2002 (B.L. Fisher, C. Griswold, et al.). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0016867. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 12 paratype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. 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: 32 times found in tropical dry forest, 18 times found in gallery forest, 5 times found in Galery forest, 9 times found in spiny forest, 7 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 6 times found in dry deciduous forest, 5 times found in spiny forest/dry forest transition, 3 times found in Deciduous forest, 4 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 3 times found in Galery dry deciduous forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 15 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 14 times ground forager(s), 7 times on low vegetation, 2 times leaf litter, 3 times ex rotten log, 2 times under stone, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times on low vegn., 1 times ground nest, 1 times ex soil, 1 times ex live stem, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 17 times Malaise, 9 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 11 times Malaise trap, 8 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 6 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 3 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 2 times Malaise, canopy, 2 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times beating low vegetation, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 2 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, ...

Elevations: collected from 20 - 990 meters, 234 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1991-01-04 00:00:00.0 and 2015-03-15 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium popell: casent0016867; paratype of Tetramorium popell: casent0016841, casent0016843, casent0016845, casent0016848, casent0016850, casent0016870, casent0017669, casent0017671, casent0017691, casent0017704

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