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Species: Tetramorium gilgamesh   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium gilgamesh Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014c PDF: 22, figs. 2D, 4A, 8, 61 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: MADAGASCAR, Toamasina, F.C. Sandranantitra, 18.0483°S, 49.0917°E, 450 m, rainforest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), collection code HJR101, 18-21.I.1999 (H.J. Ratsirarson); CASENT0247312; 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: 12 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 3 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 3 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 1 times 8 maxi winks, 1 times winkler app..

Elevations: collected from 125 - 600 meters, 497 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1993-11-21 and 2010-02-25

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium gilgamesh: casent0247312; paratype of Tetramorium gilgamesh: casent0189096, casent0189097, casent0218015, casent0218016

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