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Species: Camponotus matsilo   Rakotonirina et al., 2016 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Camponotus matsilo Rakotonirina et al., 2016 10.3897/zookeys.572.7177 PDF: 127, figs. 12A, 26, 41 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Province Toliara, Forêt Vohidava 88.9 km N Amboasary, –24.24067, 46.28783, 500 m, spiny forest/dry forest transition, ex dead twig above ground, 7 Dec 2006, BLF15725, coll. B.L. Fisher et al.; CASENT0178919; 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: 5 times found in tropical dry forest, 2 times found in spiny forest/dry forest transition, 2 times found in spiny forest/thicket.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex dead branch above ground, 2 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times beating low vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 150 - 770 meters, 350 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2002-01-12 and 2006-12-07

Type specimens: Holotype of Camponotus matsilo: casent0121843; paratype of Camponotus matsilo: casent0178919



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