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Species: Tetramorium venator   Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium venator Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014a PDF: 94, figs. 3, 4D, 6B, 7C, 7D, 12 (w.) KENYA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: KENYA, Western Kenya, Kakamega Forest, Bunyala Forest Fragment, 0.37889 N, 34.69917 E, 1448 m, disturbed primary forest, Kakamega 2008 survey, leaf litter, pitfall trap, Transect 35, position 10 m, 1.VIII.2008 (G. Fischer); CASENT0195574; CASC AntCat AntWiki
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in rainforest, 14 times found in Primary Forest, 1 times found in Primary forest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 2 times found in Frag. degr. For., 2 times found in degraded rainforest patch, 2 times found in Prim. unlog. For., 1 times found in thicket woodland, 1 times found in vine tangele, 1 times found in Disturbed forest fragment, 1 times found in littoral rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 7 times ex rotten log, 10 times leaf litter, 5 times Litter, 1 times In moist rotten log with termites, 4 times ex soil, 3 times ex leaf litter, 1 times ground nest, 1 times sited within forest, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times nest in rotten twig, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times Hand collected, 6 times Winkler, 4 times Hand, 5 times pitfall trap, transect 35, 10m, 2 times yellow pan trap, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 35 10m, 1 times transect 10, 1 times transect 20, 1 times transect 35, 10 m, winkler extraction, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1448 meters, 510 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1957-07-05 and 2019-11-14

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium venator: casent0195574; paratype of Tetramorium venator: casent0195623, casent0195624, casent0195625, casent0195626, casent0195627, casent0217165

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