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Species: Tetramorium snellingi   Hita Garcia et al., 2010 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium snellingi Hita Garcia et al., 2010a PDF: 142, figs. 1-6 (w.q.) KENYA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Kenya: Western Prov., Kakamega Forest, Salazar, 00°19’36’’N, 34°52’14.6’’E, 1650 m., Transect 6, Kakamega survey 2007, primary rainforest, leaf litter, pitfall trap, 17.viii.2007 (M. Peters). Primary type depository: NMKN. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 35 paratype workers, 2 paratype queens. Secondary type locality: paratypes from several sub-localities of the Kakamega Forest. Secondary type depositories: BMNH, CASC, LACM, NMKN, ZFMK. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Hita Garcia et al., 2010b PDF: 80 (redescription); Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 218; Hita Garcia & Fischer, 2014 PDF: 9 (in key).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in primary forest habitat, 2 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in moist evergreen forest, 1 times found in secondary forest habitat, 1 times found in humus et pl. basses, 1 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in Savane boisée, 1 times found in Secondary Forest in leaf litter 170m, 1 times found in tropical wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 4 times sifted litter, 5 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times on ground, 1 times leaf litter extraction, 1 times Kakamega 2009 survey, scavenging experiment.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 3 times 10 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times Winkler, 1 times Winkler Bag, 1 times winkler extraction, transect 6 200m, 1 times 10 Maxi Winkler,, mixed samples, 1 times Winkler, transect 6, 1 times baiting, Transect 16 60m, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 1 180m, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 1 60m, ...

Elevations: collected from 420 - 1650 meters, 1297 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1955-06-04 00:00:00.0 and 2012-08-11 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Tetramorium snellingi: casent0217052, casent0217055, casent0217056, casent0217057, zfmkhym20093102

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