Soutpansberg Mountain Range (woodland)
Basic information
Sample name: Soutpansberg Mountain Range (woodland)

Reference: T. C. Munyai and S. H. Foord. 2015. An inventory of epigeal ants of the western Soutpansberg Mountain Range, South Africa. Koedoe 57(1):1-12 [ER 1295]
Country: South Africa
State: Limpopo

Coordinate: 22° 58' S, 29° 35' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: coordinate is the midpoint of four values stated in the text
sites are at 800, 1000, 1200, and 1400 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate savanna
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 17.1
MAP: 724.0
Habitat comments: "woodland (total tree cover 0.1% 75%; shrub cover < 10%; mean crown-gap ratio > 0.1)"
climate data are for the Lajuma Research Centre and are from Willems et al. (2009, Behavioural Ecology)
Life forms: ants
Sites: 4
Sampling methods: quadrat, pitfall traps
Sample size: 38822
Days: 5
Nets or traps: 40
Net or trap nights: 200
Sampling comments: at each of the four sites, "10 pitfall traps ( 62 mm) laid out in a sampling grid (2 x 5) with 10 m spacing between traps. Pitfall traps were left open for 5 days"
Sample: 1784
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-10-04 15:44:58
Modified: 2015-10-04 16:26:48
Abundance distribution
92 species
11 singletons
total count 38822
extrapolated richness: 102.9
Fisher's α: 11.299
geometric series k: 0.9087
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9287
Shannon's H: 3.0556
Good's u: 0.9997
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Tapinoma sp. 01 luteum121
Technomyrmex pallipes1143
Aenictus rotundatus787
Cerapachys UOVC_011
Dorylus UOVC_0245
Anoplolepis cf. custodiens92
Camponotus cf. niveosetosus2
Camponotus dofleini1
Camponotus fulvopilosus463
Camponotus mayri35
Camponotus UOVC_02 (rufoglaucus gp.)25
Camponotus UOVC_04 (etiolipes gp.)3
Camponotus UOVC_05168
Camponotus UOVC_06 (maculatus gp.)1
Camponotus UOVC_07 (empedocles gp.)1
Camponotus UOVC_11 (cinctellus gp.)5
Camponotus UOVC_12 (cinctelus gp.)1
Camponotus UOVC_18 (maculatus gp.)54
Camponotus UOVC_20 (niveosetotus gp.)11
Camponotus UOVC_21 (cuneiscapus gp.)7
Camponotus UOVC_222
Lepisiota cf. longinoda1
Lepisiota UOVC_01 (capensis gp.)476
Lepisiota UOVC_02 (spinosior gp.)57
Lepisiota UOVC_08 (capensis gp.)72
Lepisiota UOVC_10 (capensis gp.)6
Plagiolepis UOVC_0240
Plagiolepis UOVC_0315
Polyrhachis schistacea18
Tapinolepis UOVC_012325
Cardiocondyla UOVC_013
Cardiocondyla UOVC_024
Cataulacus UOVC_014
Cataulacus wissmannii6
Crematogaster UOVC_01 subgenus Sphaerocrema359
Crematogaster UOVC_02 (rufigena gp.)37
Crematogaster UOVC_03 (rutigena gp.)46
Crematogaster UOVC_04 subgenus Sphaerocrema31
Crematogaster UOVC_058
Crematogaster UOVC_06 (custanea complex)13
Meranoplus cf. glaber128
Meranoplus magrettii214
Monomorium ? fastidium163
Monomorium ? notulum1110
Monomorium albopilosum1384
Monomorium cf. drapenum4870
Monomorium damarense1772
Monomorium emeryi22
Monomorium UOVC_018
Monomorium UOVC_0720
Monomorium UOVC_08 (monomorium gp.)176
Monomorium UOVC_10 (salomonis gp.)334
Monomorium UOVC_12 (monomorium gp.)13
Monomorium UOVC_1347
Myrmicaria natalensis1375
Ocymyrmex flaviventris153
Ocymyrmex fortior2956
Ocymyrmex UOVC_0339
Pheidole UOVC_01 (megacephala gp.)6097
Pheidole UOVC_02 (liengmei gp.)2788
Pheidole UOVC_03 (megacephala gp.)2857
Pheidole UOVC_05 (megacephala gp.)1
Pheidole UOVC_06 (crassinoda gp.)305
Pheidole UOVC_071396
Pheidole UOVC_09 (crassinoda gp.)882
Pheidole UOVC_125
Solenopsis UOVC_011
Solenopsis UOVC_026
Strumigenys UOVC_012
Tetramorium baufra1480
Tetramorium cf. setigerum64
Tetramorium sepositum489
Tetramorium setuliferum315
Tetramorium UOVC_01 (squaminode gp.)310
Tetramorium UOVC_04 (gabonense gp.)14
Tetramorium UOVC_07 (weitzeckeri gp.)201
Tetramorium UOVC_08 (simillimum gp.)91
Tetramorium UOVC_11 (squaminode gp.)6
Tetramorium UOVC_12 (squaminode gp.)3
Tetramorium UOVC_18 (simillimum gp.)27
Tetramorium UOVC_19 (simillimum gp.)32
Anochectus cf. traegaordhi6
Bothroponera ? strigulosa1
Mesoponera ? caffraria2
Odontomachus troglodytes35
Platythyrea lamellosa93
Platythyrea shultzei27
Plectroctena ? mandibularis2
Plectroctena ? subterranean1
Ponera UOVC_011
Pseudoponera UOVC_017
Tetraponera UOVC_012