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Species: Tetramorium altivagans   Santschi, 1914 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium caespitum st. altivagans Santschi, 1914b: 103 (w.) KENYA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species and senior synonym of Tetramorium isis: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 305.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Mt. Kenya


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Lydenburg Montane Grassland, 5 times found in grassland, 4 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 1 times found in Urban garden in grassland, 2 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 2 times found in prairies alpines, 1 times found in Rehabilitated waste rock dump, 18 degree slope, 1 times found in Guibourtia conjugata open woodland, 1 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in Riverine forest on banks of Zambezi River, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times Pitfall trap, 2 times Winkler, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 2 times Hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 750 - 3171 meters, 1589 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-02-01 and 2018-04-11

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium caespitum altivagans: casent0913986

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