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Species: Tetramorium valky   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Tetramorium valky Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012a PDF: 108, figs. 128, 133, 135, 153-155 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Toamasina, Mont. d’Akirindro, 7.6 km. 341° NNW Ambinanitelo, 15.2883S, 49.5483E, 600 m., rainforest, ex rotten stick on ground, BLF08376, 17-21.iii.2003 (B.L. Fisher, C. Griswold, et al.). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0496394. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 25 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 7 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 7 paratype workers with same data as holotype but sifted litter, BLF08250, 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype but yellow pan trap, BLF08255, 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype but beating low vegetation, BLF08359, 9 paratype workers with same data as holotype but rotten log, BLF08382. Secondary type depositories: BMNH, CASC, MCZC, MHNG, NHMB. AntCat AntWiki
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 43 times found in rainforest, 8 times found in littoral rainforest, 2 times found in littoral forest, 2 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in forest, 1 times found in rainforest along river.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 15 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 11 times on low vegetation, 5 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, 2 times sifted litter, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times under stone, 1 times under moss, above ground, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ex dead twig above ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 8 times beating low vegetation, 5 times Malaise trap, 4 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 8 maxi winks, 3 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 2 times MW, 10 sifted litter, 1 times 9 Maxi winklers.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 950 meters, 369 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1989-04-27 00:00:00.0 and 2015-02-22 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium valky: casent0496394; paratype of Tetramorium valky: casent0039320, casent0039323, casent0039325, casent0039334, casent0039552, casent0235220, casent0496108, casent0496369, casent0496370, casent0496371, casent0496395, casent0496396; paratype of unpublished name: Tetramorium echinatum: casent0049289



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