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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) dufouri   Forel, 1891 

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Camponotus dufouri imerinensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Camponotus dufouri Forel, 1891c PDF: 16, pl. 1, fig. 2 (s.w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1895d PDF: 244 (q.); Forel, 1895i PDF: 488 (m.).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus dufouri   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 91, (download) 91 8171
Camponotus dufouri n. sp.  Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 16-19, (download) 16-19 6734
Camponotus dufouri   Forel, A., 1895, Nouvelles fourmis de l'Imerina oriental (Moramanga etc.)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 39, pp. 243-251: 244, (download) 244 3956
Camponotus dufouri   Forel, A., 1895, Quelques fourmis du centre de Madagascar., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 39, pp. 485-488: 488, (download) 488 3961

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 267 times found in rainforest, 71 times found in montane rainforest, 27 times found in mixed tropical forest, 15 times found in forest edge, mixed tropical forest, open area, 8 times found in forest edge, open area, 12 times found in high altitude rainforest, 13 times found in littoral rainforest, 13 times found in tropical dry forest, 11 times found in Low altitude rainforest, 9 times found in spiny forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 224 times ex rotten log, 20 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 12 times ground forager(s), 7 times ex rotting tree stump, 2 times ex dead branch above ground, 5 times on low vegetation, 2 times ex rotten branch on ground, 2 times sifted litter, 3 times ex rotten stick on ground, 3 times ex dead bamboo above ground, 2 times ex soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 117 times Malaise trap, 27 times Malaise, 15 times at light, 7 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 6 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 4 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 5 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 2 times Malaise, canopy trap, 4 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times GC, 2 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1990 meters, 650 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1889-12-31 and 2015-03-25

Type specimens: type of Camponotus dufouri: focol0002, focol0003, focol0004

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