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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) gouldi   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Camponotus egregius r. gouldi Forel, 1886c PDF: civ (s.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Forel, 1886h PDF: 167. Camponotus gouldi Forel, 1879a PDF: 115. Nomen nudum.].
Forel, 1897d PDF: 210 (w.q.); Forel, 1907i PDF: 90 (m.).
Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 233; Forel, 1897d PDF: 201; Forel, 1904c PDF: 377.
// Distribution


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus gouldi   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 10, (download) 10 3994
Camponotus gouldi   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 90, (download) 90 8171
Camponotus gouldi   Forel, A., 1897, Ameisen aus Nossi-Bé, Majunga, Juan de Nova (Madagaskar), den Aldabra-Inseln und Sansibar. Gesammelt von Herrn Dr. A. Voeltzkow aus Berlin., Abhandlungen herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 21, pp. 185-208: 201 201 3965

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 68 times found in tropical dry forest, 40 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 36 times found in transition forest, 34 times found in dry deciduous forest, 25 times found in spiny forest, 20 times found in deciduous forest, 18 times found in deciduous dry forest, 12 times found in Decidious forest, 14 times found in gallery forest, 10 times found in dry forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 23 times ex rotten log, 18 times ground forager(s), 16 times ground nest, 12 times under stone, 4 times ex soil, 6 times on low vegetation, 4 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times on ground, 2 times ex dead tree stump, 1 times ex dead branch above ground, 1 times on low vegn., ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 170 times Malaise trap, 71 times Malaise, 13 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 7 times Malaise, canopy, 8 times at light, 2 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 1 times Baiting, 25 index card, 10m, 5 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times Malaise, 1 trap, 1 times MW 25 sample transect,10m, ...

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1200 meters, 204 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1899-01-01 and 2015-03-14

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