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Species: Tetramorium shamshir   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium shamshir Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012a PDF: 102, figs. 129, 136, 147-149 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: MADAGASCAR, Antsiranana, Nosy Be, Réserve Naturelle Intégrale de Lokobe, 6.3 km 112° ESE Hellville, 13.41933 S, 48.33117 E, 30 m, rainforest, sifted litter, 19-24.III.2001, coll. Fisher, Griswold et al., BLF03422; CASENT04676969; CASC AntCat AntWiki
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 54 times found in rainforest, 9 times found in littoral rainforest, 6 times found in montane forest, 4 times found in montane rainforest, 5 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in disturbed rainforest, 1 times found in littoral rainforest edge, 1 times found in tropical dry forest edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 19 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 15 times ex rotten log, 8 times on low vegetation, 9 times ground forager(s), 3 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 3 times ex dead twig above ground, 4 times ex rotten stick on ground, 2 times sifted litter, 1 times in litter, 2 times ex dead bamboo above ground, 1 times under stone, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times 5 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 5 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 3 times MW 75 sample transect, 5,10m, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 3 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times yellow pan trap, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times beating low vegetation, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1175 meters, 359 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1989-04-22 and 2018-02-11

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0467696; paratype: casent0466635, casent0466638, casent0466639, casent0466641, casent0466682, casent0466683, casent0466693, casent0466694, casent0466700, casent0466703, casent0466713, casent0466729, casent0466741, casent0466785, casent0466788, casent0466789, casent0466843, casent0466874, casent0466986, casent0466989, casent0467027, casent0467031, casent0467037, casent0467055, casent0467056, casent0467082, casent0467087, casent0467093, casent0467111, casent0467698



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