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Species: Pheidole aurivillii   Mayr, 1896 

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See Also:

Pheidole aurivillii attenuata, Pheidole aurivillii kasaiensis, Pheidole aurivillii rubricalva

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Pheidole aurivillii Mayr, 1896 PDF: 238 (s.w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1910c PDF: 369 (m.).
Current subspecies: nominal plus P. a. attenuata, P. a. kasaiensis, P. a. rubricalva.


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

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (s, w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in Gallery For., 2 times found in Primary forest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 3 times found in swamp forest, 3 times found in Guinea savannah, 2 times found in Savannah Forest, 3 times found in floodplain, 1 times found in forest treefall gap, 2 times found in riparian, 1 times found in secondary forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Road margins in forest, 2 times at bait, 2 times under bark flap, 1 times In rotten log, 1 times nest under loose bark, 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times nest in dead stem, 1 times under bark, 1 times On Termite nest, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times rot pocket above ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times search, 10 times Hand, 7 times Pitfall, 1 times Sweep net, 6 times Winkler, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times fogging ex Teclea nobilis, 1 times Malaise, 1 times baited pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 160 - 1650 meters, 609 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2001-05-01 and 2019-01-08

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole aurivillii: casent0901298, casent0901299, casent0922187, casent0922188; type of Pheidole aurivillii r. kasaiensis var. amalricae: focol1334, focol1335, focol1336, focol1337

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