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Species: Tetramorium phasias   Forel, 1914 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tetramorium guineense var. phasias Forel, 1914d PDF: 226 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Pheidole guineensis (Fabricius, 1793): Arnold, 1917 PDF: 307; Wheeler, 1922: 897; Emery, 1924f PDF: 279.
Status as species: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 273 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 412.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 19 times found in dry forest, 16 times found in primary forest, 7 times found in montane forest, 3 times found in closed riparian forest, 4 times found in closed forest, 6 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in riparian forest, 2 times found in miombo woodland, 2 times found in shrubland, 2 times found in closed forest at foot of inselberg, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times sifted litter, 8 times ex dead twig above ground, 8 times ex rotten log, 6 times leaf litter, 9 times on low vegetation, 4 times yellow pan trap, 6 times ex soil, 3 times pitfall trap, 2 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times under tree bark, dead tree, 2 times ground forager(s), ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 17 times Pitfall trap, 6 times Hand collected, 5 times Winkler, 4 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m, 1 times Sweep net pm, 3 times Malaise Trap, 1 times Dead wood, 2 times Digging, 2 times Yellow Pan Trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 19 - 1445 meters, 428 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-07-01 and 2016-05-24

Type specimens: Syntype: sam-ent-011779; syntype of Tetramorium guineense hertigi: casent0915038; syntype of Tetramorium phasias: casent0901115, casent0909110

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