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Species: Tetramorium rala   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Tetramorium rala Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014c PDF: 132, figs. 43A, 55, 65 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Antsiranana, Parc Nat. de Marojejy, Manantenina River, 28.0 km. 38° NE Andapa, 8.2 km. 333° NNW Manantenina, 14.43667S, 49.775E, 450 m., rainforest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), BLF08722, 12-15.xi.2003 (B.L. Fisher et al.). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0046163. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 14 paratype workers. Secondary type locality: 5 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 9 paratype workers with same data as holotype but rotten log, BLF08772. 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: 14 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in littoral rainforest, 2 times found in lowland rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 6 times ex rotten log, 2 times sifted litter (leaf, mold, rotten wood), 1 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 1 times rotten wood, 1 times under tree bark, 1 times twig nest on ground, 1 times twig nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 8 - 550 meters, 354 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1972-12-19 00:00:00.0 and 2014-03-07 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium rala: casent0046163; paratype of Tetramorium rala: casent0045975, casent0046035, casent0046039, casent0046049, casent0046176, casent0077304, casent0077305, casent0077306



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