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Species: Tetramorium rigidum   Bolton, 1977 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium rigidum Bolton, 1977 PDF: 108, fig. 28 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Papua New Guinea: Karema, Brown Riv., 8-11.iii.1955, no. 564, lowland rainforest (E.O. Wilson). Primary type depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 16 paratype workers. Secondary type locality: 11 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 3 paratype workers with same data as holotype but no. 563, 2 paratype workers with same data as holotype but no. 546. Secondary type depositories: BMNH, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 413.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Lowland Rainforest, 2 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in Relict Rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under rotten wood in soil, 1 times nest under rotten wood, 1 times in leaf litter.

Elevations: collected from 914 - 1066 meters, 990 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1955-03-08 00:00:00.0 and 1972-10-03 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Tetramorium rigidum: casent0901084

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