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Species: Tetramorium rhetidum   Bolton, 1980 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Tetramorium rhetidum Bolton, 1980 PDF: 318, fig. 99 (w.q.) GHANA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Ghana: Tafo (= New Tafo, Eastern Region, Akim District, Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana), 2.ix.1970, litter sample (B. Bolton). Primary type depository: BMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 8 paratype workers, 2 paratype queens. Secondary type localities: 4 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen with same data as holotype, 4 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen with same data as holotype but 25.xi.1970, log mould sample (B. Bolton). Secondary type depositories: BMNH, MCZC, NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 413.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Tanzania
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in Primary Forest, 1 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld).

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times Leaf litter, 1 times under rotting log, 1 times litter sample, 1 times Ex soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Winkler, 3 times Pitfall, 2 times Pitfall trap, 2 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 937 meters, 209 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1970-09-02 00:00:00.0 and 2019-11-14 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium rhetidum: casent0280867



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