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Species: Solenopsis mameti   Donisthorpe, 1946 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Solenopsis mameti Donisthorpe, 1946g PDF: 777 (w.q.) MAURITIUS. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: 54 syntype workers, 3 syntype queens. Primary type locality: Mauritius: Corps de Garde Mt, 26.xii.1945 (R. Mamet). Primary type depository: BMNH. Primary type specimen: CASENT0102281. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Malagasy bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Reunion: ForÍt de Mare-Longue, La Possession, Saint-Denis Endemic to the Malagasy Subregion. Recorded from Madagascar and Mauritius.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Solenopsis mameti   Donisthorpe, H. S. J. K., 1949, A new Camponotus from Madagascar and a small collection of ants from Mauritius., Annals and Magazine of Natural History 2, pp. 271-275: 273, (download) 273 5959
Solenopsis mameti sp. n.  Donisthorpe, H. S. J. K., 1946, New species of ants (Hym., Formicidae) from the island of Mauritius., Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12, pp. 776-782: 777-778, (download) 777-778 5831

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 119 times found in rainforest, 54 times found in littoral rainforest, 12 times found in closed vegetation, 22 times found in montane rainforest, 14 times found in disturbed montane rainforest, 16 times found in littoral forest, 3 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in closed forest, 3 times found in coastal scrub, 7 times found in montane forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 36 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 128 times ex rotten log, 26 times on low vegetation, 7 times ex rotten stick on ground, 4 times under stone, 4 times under moss, above ground, 2 times ground nest, 1 times ex soil, 1 times ex rotting tree stump, 5 times ex rotten branch on ground, 7 times under bark, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 5 times 2 Maxi Winks, 3 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 9 maxi winks, 2 times 8 maxi winks, 1 times 7 maxi winks, 5 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 9 times GC, 9 times beating low vegetation, 1 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 3 times MW, 10 sifted litter, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1755 meters, 404 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1947-04-25 00:00:00.0 and 2022-04-04 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Solenopsis mameti: casent0102281

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