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Species: Tetramorium zonacaciae   (Weber, 1943) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Xiphomyrmex zonacaciae Weber, 1943d PDF: 376, pl. 16, fig. 34 (w.) SOUTH SUDAN. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated, “workers of one colony”). Primary type locality: South Sudan (“Anglo-Egyptian Sudan”): Imatong Mts, 7100 ft, 25.vii.1939, no. 1315 (N.A. Weber). Primary type depository: MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 234
Status as species: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 234 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 416; Hita Garcia et al., 2010b PDF: 41 (redescription); Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 218.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Ruderal, 6 times found in Secondary forest in rehab, 2 times found in Forest - Montane, 1 times found in Garden, 1 times found in Equatorial rainforest, 1 times found in intensively used sugar cane, 1 times found in secondary forest habitat.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times Foraging on ground, 4 times Nest under stone, 1 times nest under moss, 1 times Nest into stone, 1 times Nest in mud, 2 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times ex. bushes.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times Hand collected, 1 times ex foraging trail on log, venom voucher, 1 times Japanese umbrella, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 14 140m, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 21 50m, 1 times Dead wood.

Elevations: collected from 1650 - 2450 meters, 1883 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1996-05-13 00:00:00.0 and 2021-10-28 00:00:00.0

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