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Species: Tetramorium scutum   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Tetramorium scutum Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014c PDF: 143, figs. 41B, 42A, 57, 66 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Fianarantsoa, R.S. Ivohibe, 8.0 km. E Ivohibe, 22.48333S, 46.96833E, 1200 m., montane rainforest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), BLF01747, 15-21.x.1997 (B.L. Fisher). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0189116. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 17 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 5 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 5 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 22.42167S, 46.89833E, BLF01753, 3-9.xi.1997, 7 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 6.5 km. ESE Ivohibe, 22.49667S, 46.955E, 1575 m., BLF01751, 24-30.x.1997. Secondary type depositories: BMNH, CASC, MCZC. 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: 3 times found in montane rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 1200 - 1575 meters, 1335 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1997-10-15 00:00:00.0 and 1997-11-03 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium scutum: casent0189116; paratype of Tetramorium scutum: casent0189154, casent0218021, casent0218022, casent0218023, casent0218024, casent0218025, casent0218026, casent0218027, casent0218028, casent0248303, casent0248304, casent0248305, casent0248306, casent0248307, casent0248308, casent0248309

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