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Species: Tetramorium hobbit   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium hobbit Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014c PDF: 42, figs. 10A, 12A, 17, 62 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: MADAGASCAR, Toliara, Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa, Forêt de Bemanateza, 20.7 km 81° E Efoetse, 23.0 km 131° SE Beheloka, 23.99222°S, 43.88067°E, 90 m, spiny forest/thicket, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), collection code BLF06254, 22.–26.III.; CASENT0019207; 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: 8 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 4 times found in tropical dry forest, 4 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in Shrubland, 1 times found in Barren rock with sparse vegetation, burned grass.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 4 times ground forager(s), 4 times ex soil, 1 times ground nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 2 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 1 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m.

Elevations: collected from 80 - 923 meters, 302 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2001-12-06 and 2015-03-15

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium hobbit: casent0019207; paratype of Tetramorium hobbit: casent0019210, casent0019227, casent0078055, casent0078059, casent0445004, casent0445005, casent0445502, casent0445520



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