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Species: Psalidomyrmex procerus   Emery, 1901 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Psalidomyrmex procerus Emery, 1901b PDF: 50 (w.q.m.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Psalidomyrmex obesus: Bolton, 1975b PDF: 12.
// Distribution


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

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Psalidomyrmex wheeleri   Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295: 263, (download) 263 3603
Psalidomyrmex procerus   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 90, (download) 90 20597

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Coffee/Banana, 1 times found in Frag. degr. For., 1 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in Onion.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times ex rotten log, 1 times Rotten log, 1 times nocturnal foragers, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times ex soil, 1 times ex sifted litter, 1 times Stomach Bufo poycercus and stomach Bufo superciliaris.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times search, 1 times Hand, 1 times Litter Sieving + Winkler, 1 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1728 meters, 634 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1895-01-01 and 2019-01-08

Type specimens: syntype of Psalidomyrmex longiscapus: casent0915302; syntype of Psalidomyrmex procerus: casent0915301; syntype of Psalidomyrmex procerus collarti: rmcaent000017735

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