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Species: Tetramorium zambezium   Santschi, 1939 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium zambezium Santschi, 1939b PDF: 244 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls, ix.1917 (G. Arnold). Primary type depositories: BMNH, NHMB, SAMC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Tetramorium delagoense: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 311
Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 416; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 218.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  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: 5 times found in Secondary forest in rehab, 5 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in moist evergreen forest, 1 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in Primary forest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 1 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in thicket woodland, 1 times found in montane forest, moist primary forest, 1 times found in Prim. unlog. For., 1 times found in Primary Forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times sifted litter, 3 times Leaf litter, 2 times in soil, 1 times Under moss, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times nest under moss, 1 times on trees, 1 times nest in clay mound, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times ground nest at base of tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Winkler, 2 times Hand collected, 2 times 10 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times Hand collected, scraping soil to depth of 15 cm, 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Winkler sifter, 1 times 15 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times Hand collected, scraping soil at night, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times transect 16, 120m, winkler extraction, 1 times transect 19, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1980 meters, 1223 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1917-09-01 00:00:00.0 and 2021-10-23 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium zambezium: casent0280859

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