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Species: Tetramorium avaratra   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tetramorium avaratra Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012b PDF: 47, figs. 46, 47, 49, 102-104, 141 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: MADAGASCAR, Antsiranana, Réserve Spéciale de l'Ankarana, 22.9 km 224° SW Anivorano Nord, 12.90889 S, 49.10983 E, 80 m, tropical dry forest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 10-16.II.2001, coll. Fisher, Griswold et al., BLF02858; CASENT0445167; CASC AntCat AntWiki
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in tropical dry forest, 8 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in montane forest, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, in tsingy.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times ground forager(s), 2 times sifted litter, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times under stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 2 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times MW 10 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 980 meters, 239 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2001-02-10 and 2013-02-22

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium avaratra: casent0445167; paratype of Tetramorium avaratra: casent0439463, casent0443659, casent0443679, casent0443689, casent0445147, casent0445161, casent0445174, casent0448417, casent0448424, casent0448440, casent0448557, casent0448568, casent0448579, casent0448643, casent0448665

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