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Species: Camponotus (Mayria) foersteri   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Camponotus christi foersteri Forel, 1886h PDF: 185 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2018 10.11646/zootaxa.4438.1.1 PDF: 27: Lectotype minor worker, Centre de Madagascar (Hildebrandt), AntWeb CASENT0101543 (MHNG). Secondary type information: Paralectotype: 1 major worker, Forêt d’Analamainty, Antananarivo (Camboué), Antweb CASENT0101545 (MHNG) AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1891c PDF: 64 (s.).
Subspecies of Camponotus christi: Emery, 1896j PDF: 771; Wheeler, 1922: 1045.


  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: 88 times found in montane rainforest, 111 times found in rainforest, 9 times found in forest edge, open area, 5 times found in transition humid forest, 2 times found in tropical forest, 4 times found in littoral rainforest, 2 times found in montane rainforest, marsh edge, 2 times found in along forested limestone ridge, 2 times found in mixed tropical forest, 2 times found in montane forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 66 times ex rotten log, 35 times on low vegetation, 18 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 15 times ground forager(s), 8 times ex rotten tree stump, 4 times under stone, 3 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times ex root mat, ground layer, 2 times ex dead tree stump, 2 times sifted litter, 1 times ex rotten branch on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times Malaise trap, 11 times Malaise, 12 times beating low vegetation, 10 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times MW, 25 sifted litter, 4 times GC, 6 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 3 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2714 meters, 897 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1915-12-31 and 2015-03-10

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus christi ambustus: casent0101535; Lectotype of Camponotus christi ferrugineus: casent0102102; Lectotype of Camponotus foersteri: casent0101543; Lectotype of Camponotus pictipes: casent0102422; paralectotype of Camponotus christi ferrugineus: casent0102100, casent0102101; paralectotype of Camponotus foersteri: casent0101545; paralectotype of Camponotus pictipes: casent0102421, casent0102423; parlectotype of Camponotus christi ambustus: casent0101546; type of Camponotus cambouei: casent0104624

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