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Species: Tetramorium aculeatum   (Mayr, 1866) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Macromischa aculeata Mayr, 1866a PDF: 507 (w.) GHANA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

André, 1889 PDF: 224 (q.); Mayr, 1902 PDF: 293 (m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1955b PDF: 18 (l.).
Combination in Tetramorium: Emery, 1896d PDF: 103.
Combination in Tetramorium: Emery, 1924f PDF: 279; Bolton, 1976 PDF: 363 (in text); Bolton, 1980 PDF: 353.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium viridis: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 353; Bolton, 1995b: 403.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium zumpti: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 353; Bolton, 1995b: 403.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1980


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Riverine forest, 8 times found in rainforest, 6 times found in moist evergreen forest, 2 times found in tropical wet forest, 4 times found in primary forest, 3 times found in 2nd growth veg., 2 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in mature forest edge, 1 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times on low vegetation, 1 times on trees, 2 times on low veg., 1 times beating vegetation, 1 times at bait, 1 times under carton on leaf, 1 times Canopy cover 80%, 1 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted litter, 1 times on Papyrus, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 33 times Malaise, 1 times Hand collected, 6 times search, 2 times Pitfall trap, 3 times EC32 sweeping, 1 times hand collecting, 2 times Malaise trap, 2 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times beat sheet, 1 times 10 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times MT#4, ...

Elevations: collected from 330 - 2100 meters, 1231 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1907-02-26 and 2017-11-29

Type specimens: syntype of Macromichoides aculeatus wasmanni abdominalis: casent0913982; syntype of Macromischa aculeata: casent0919643; syntype of Macromischa wasmanni: casent0904858, casent0909121; syntype of Macromischoides aculeatus inermis: casent0915426; syntype of Macromischoides aculeatus militaris: rmcaent000017784; syntype of Macromischoides aculeatus pulchellus: rmcaent000017782; syntype of Macromischoides aculeatus melanogyne: casent0913978; syntype of Macromischoides aculeatus militaris: casent0913979; syntype of Macromischoides aculeatus pulchellus: casent0913980; syntype of Macromischoides zumpti: casent0913981; syntype of Tetramorium aculeatum: casent0901224; syntype of Tetramorium aculeatum andricum gladiator: rmcaent000017783; syntype of Tetramorium aculeatum andricum: casent0904857; syntype of Tetramorium aculeatum major: casent0909119; syntype of Tetramorium aculeatum rubroflava: casent0904859, casent0909120; type of Macromischa wasmanni: focol0775; type of Tetramorium aculeatum var. rubroflava: focol2079, focol2080; unpublished name: Macromischoides aculeatus donisthorpe: casent0913983

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