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Species: Tetramorium termitobium   Emery, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium termitobium Emery, 1908c PDF: 186 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Democratic Repblic of Congo (“Congo belge”): Sankuru (E. Luja). Primary type depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Wheeler, 1922: 905; Emery, 1924f PDF: 283; Bolton, 1980 PDF: 292 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 415.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in rainforest and rainforest edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times ex rotten log, 2 times sifted litter, 2 times ex leaf litter & rotten log, 1 times under stone, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 10 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times 15 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 180 - 1510 meters, 720 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1998-02-07 00:00:00.0 and 2012-08-16 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium termitobium: casent0904845

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