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Species: Tetramorium muralti   Forel, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium (Xiphomyrmex) muralti Forel, 1910f PDF: 429 (w.) CAMEROON. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1914d PDF: 368 (q.).
Combination in Xiphomyrmex: Santschi, 1914d PDF: 368.
Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 229.
Status as species: Santschi, 1919h PDF: 88; Santschi, 1914d PDF: 368; Santschi, 1919h PDF: 88; Wheeler, 1922: 907; Emery, 1924f PDF: 287; Bernard, 1953b PDF: 251; Bolton, 1980 PDF: 229 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 411; Hita Garcia et al., 2010b PDF: 53 (redescription).
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Senegal, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 21 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in Gallery For., 4 times found in Primary Forest, 2 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in Primary forest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 1 times found in terreau pied arbre, 1 times found in ex Leaf litter.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 15 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 4 times sifted litter, 4 times Litter, 1 times Nest into stone, 1 times In rotting log, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, 1 times sited within forest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 14 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 8 times Winkler, 2 times EC32 sweeping, 1 times Hand, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times sweep, 1 times Yellow pan trap.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 800 meters, 419 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1955-04-22 and 2019-11-14

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium muralti: casent0909184; syntype of Xiphomyrmex muralti trilineata: casent0915033



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