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Species: Tetramorium brevispinosum   (Stitz, 1910) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Triglyphothrix gabonensis var. brevispinosus Stitz, 1910: 144 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1985 PDF: 247.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium nion: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 320.
Status as species: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 320.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Togo, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1976


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 30 times found in rainforest, 15 times found in moist evergreen forest, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in 2∞ wet forest, 1 times found in mature forest edge, 1 times found in station clearing, forest edge, 1 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Equatorial rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 11 times ground forager(s), 6 times sifted litter, 9 times ex rotten log, 2 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times stray workers, 1 times nocturnal foragers, 2 times at bait, 2 times ground nest, 1 times foragers on ground, 1 times sited within forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times search, 2 times Winkler sifter, 1 times hand collecting, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 1 times 14 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times beating low vegetation, 1 times Yellow pan trap, 1 times Hand, 1 times misc. search while walking trail, 1 times Pitfall, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1800 meters, 878 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1952-05-17 and 2019-11-10

Type specimens: syntype of Triglyphothrix nion: casent0915427; type of Triglyphothrix gabonensis var. brevispinosus: focol2047

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