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Species: Tetramorium pullulum   Santschi, 1924 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Tetramorium guineense st. pullulum Santschi, 1924b PDF: 211, fig. 9B (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (“Congo belge”): Haute Uelé, Moto, 1920 (L. Burgeon). Primary type depository: MRAC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 273 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 413; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 218.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium uelense (Santschi, 1935): Bolton, 1980 PDF: 273; Bolton, 1995b: 413.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 35 times found in moist evergreen forest, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 6 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Riverine forest, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in primary forest habitat, 1 times found in 2nd growth veg., 2 times found in station clearing, forest edge, 1 times found in terreau, 1 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 11 times ex rotten log, 7 times sifted litter, 3 times nest in live stem, 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 6 times on low vegetation, 4 times ex dead twig above ground, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times ex dead branch above ground, 2 times colony in leaf litter, from litter nest in small twig, 1 times under bark on live tree, 1 times on vines and tree trunks, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times hand collected, 4 times search, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 5 times 10 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 4 times beating low vegetation, 2 times Winkler, 1 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 7 30m, 1 times pitfall traps, 1 times 10 Maxi Winkler,, mixed samples, 1 times YP 25 trap transect, ...

Elevations: collected from 420 - 1700 meters, 1397 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1920-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2016-05-21 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium guineense pullulum: rmcaent000017791

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