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Species: Tetramorium mossamedense   Forel, 1901 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tetramorium caespitum var. mossamedensis Forel, 1901g PDF: 306 (w.) ANGOLA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Forel, 1903h: 560.].
Status as species: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 314 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 411.

Taxon Page Images:

photo © Philip Herbst, Welgemoed, Cape Town

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 31 times found in grassland, 9 times found in Pediment grassland, 2 times found in Urban garden in grassland, 3 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 3 times found in Pediment savanna, 2 times found in Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld, 2 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 1 times found in Algoa Dune Strandveld / Southern Cape Dune Fynbos mozaic, 1 times found in Rand Highveld Grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 31 times Pitfall trap, 14 times Winkler, 16 times Hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 23 - 1739 meters, 1353 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-11-03 and 2016-02-13

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium mossamedense: casent0909149; syntype of Tetramorium pusillum mossamedense tristis: casent0915032; type of Tetramorium caespitum subsp. schultzei: focol2071

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