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Species: Metapone africana   Taylor & Alpert, 2016 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Metapone africana Taylor & Alpert, 2016 10.11646/zootaxa.4105.6.1 PDF: 511, figs. 12-15 (w.) GABON. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Gabon: Prov. Woleu-Ntem, 31.3 km. 108° ESE Minvoul, 2°04.8’N, 12°24.4’E, 600 m., 8.ii.1998, Acc 1656-1, ex rotten log, rainforest (B.L. Fisher). Type-depository: CASC. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 1 paratype worker. Paratype-locality: same as for holotype. Paratype-depository: BMNH. Type notes: Presence of w.q.m. series recorded as in BMNH, but not described: Taylor & Alpert, 2016 10.11646/zootaxa.4105.6.1 PDF: 511. AntCat AntWiki
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Gabon
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times rotten wood, 1 times ex rotten log.

Elevations: collected at 600 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1998-02-08 00:00:00.0 and 1999-01-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Metapone africana: casent0005915

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