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Species: Calyptomyrmex kaurus   Bolton, 1981 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Calyptomyrmex kaurus Bolton, 1981a PDF: 64 (w.) GHANA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Ghana: Tafo (= New Tafo, Eastern Region, Akim District, Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana), 29.x.1970, in leaf mould (B. Bolton). Primary type depository: BMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 17 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype, 1 paratype worker Ghana: Kibi, 24.iii.1970, litter sample (D. Leston), 5 paratype workers Ivory Coast: Nzi Noua, N of Ndouci, 13.i.1977, degraded forest, rotten log (W.L. & D.E. Brown), 1 paratype worker Ivory Coast: 3.5 km S Sangrobo, S-P de Tiassalé, 14.i.1977, rainforest (W.L. & D.E. Brown), 9 paratype workers Angola: Duque de Bragança Falls, 12.iii.1972 (P.M. Hammond). Secondary type depositories: BMNH, MCZC, NHMB, SAMC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 83.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Togo
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 21 times found in Rainforest, 7 times found in Primary Forest, 4 times found in Au bord dun affluent de Cha Shimba River, 1 times found in Primary forest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 1 times found in closed forest at foot of inselberg, 1 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in Prim. unlog. For..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 7 times Ex soil, 6 times Leaf litter, 1 times In rotting log, 2 times Ecorcé+bois pourri, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times in leaf mould, 1 times ex. Rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 6 times Winkler, 6 times Tamisage, 4 times Berlesate, 1 times Hand collected, 2 times Hand, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 1, W1.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 817 meters, 331 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1968-10-12 00:00:00.0 and 2019-11-14 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Calyptomyrmex kaurus: casent0900985; Syntype: sam-ent-011665

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