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Species: Tetramorium wardi   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium wardi Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012a PDF: 28, figs. 6, 26-28 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Toliara, Forêt de Mahavelo, Isantoria River, 5.5 km. 37° NE Ifotaka, 24.75361S, 46.1515E, 115 m., spiny forest/thicket, BLF5278, 31.i.2002 (B.L. Fisher, et al.). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0475483. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 45 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 18 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 27 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 24.75833S, 46.15717E, 110 m., BLF5238, BLF5281, and BLF5288, 28.i.-1.ii.2002. Secondary type depositories: BMNH, CASC, MCZC, MHNG, NHMB. 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: 19 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 11 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in Spiny thicket Gallery forest transition, 1 times found in spiny forest/dry forest transition, 1 times found in deciduous dry forest, 1 times found in deciduous spiny forest, 1 times found in dry deciduous forest, 1 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 1 times found in gallery forest, degraded.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 15 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 7 times ground forager(s), 2 times ground nest, 1 times leaf litter extraction, 1 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 5 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 3 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times Malaise.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 838 meters, 178 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1996-01-13 00:00:00.0 and 2010-11-29 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium wardi: casent0475483; paratype of Tetramorium wardi: casent0019249, casent0019251, casent0019252, casent0019256, casent0442862, casent0442863, casent0442864, casent0442865, casent0442866, casent0442867, casent0442868, casent0447647, casent0447648, casent0447649, casent0447650, casent0447651, casent0447652, casent0475339, casent0475340, casent0475344, casent0475345, casent0475349, casent0475352, casent0475368, casent0475379, casent0475380, casent0475384, casent0475385, casent0475386, casent0475432, casent0475433, casent0475461, casent0475462, casent0475481, casent0475485, casent0475487

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