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Species: Tetramorium metactum   Bolton, 1980 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium metactum Bolton, 1980 PDF: 280, figs. 54, 57 (w.) KENYA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Rwanda, 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: 18 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in primary forest habitat, 1 times found in moist evergreen forest, 1 times found in secondary forest habitat.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 4 times sifted litter, 2 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times on orchids at New York.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times EC32 sweeping, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times winkler extraction, Transect 20 160m, 1 times 14 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times Fogging Teclea nobilis, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 15 40m.

Elevations: collected from 290 - 2000 meters, 626 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1953-02-13 and 2012-07-26

Type specimens: paratype of Tetramorium metactum: casent0901193

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