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Mosaics - Nigeria - Associations between ant species, CRIN, 1975

Association between dominant species and species found in more than 1% of observations at CRIN (Onipe 1/1, S1/1 and special surveys. Positive association P < 0.05, negative association P < 0.05, nil = no association, NT - association not testable, * = dominant and test species not found together, mixed results indicate overlapping habitats (from Taylor, 1977). Names revised as at 2004 & 2011 - Tapinoma lugubre was Technomyrmex detorquens or species T; Lepisiota cacozela was Acantholepis species T; Lepisiota guineensis was Acantholepis ? capensis; Camponotus haereticus was Camponotus f. dorsalis; Crematogaster painei was Crematogaster species A; Pheidole nigeriensis was Pheidole minima/species B; Paratrechina zelotypa was Paratrechina species 1; Paratrechina grisoni was Paratrechina species 3.

Species tested Oecophylla longinoda Crematogaster depressa Crematogaster africana Tetramorium aculeatum Lepisiota ?capensis Lepisiota cacozela (species T) Pheidole megacephala None
Oecophylla longinoda -- * * * negative * negative *
Crematogaster depressa negative -- * * * * * *
Crematogaster africana * * -- * * * * *
Tetramorium aculeatum negative nil nil -- * * * *
Lepisiota guineensis negative negative negative nil -- * negative positive
Lepisiota cacozela negative positive positive positive * -- * positive
Pheidole megacephala mixed negative negative/nil negative mixed negative -- nil
Tapinoma lugubre nil positive nil nil * nil negative nil
Odontomachus troglodytes negative/nil nil nil positive negative/nil * negative positive
Camponotus vividus negative * positive nil nil * nil nil
Crematogaster painei positive/nil * nil * nil nil nil negative
Crematogaster bequaerti positive * * * * * * nil
Pheidole nigeriensis nil * nil positive * * * nil
Cataulacus guineensis positive negative negative * nil * positive positive/nil
Plagiolepis brunni negative/nil negative nil negative/nil positive nil positive positive/nil
Paratrechina zelotypa not testable positive * not testable * * * not testable
Paratrechina grisoni not testable * not testable nil * * * nil
Crematogaster clariventris negative * * * negative * negative *
Camponotus acvapimenis positive negative nil nil nil * * positive
Camponotus maculatus nil * * nil positive * positive positive
Crematogaster (O.) muralti [species 1] positive * * * nil * * *
Camponotus haereticus * * * nil nil * positive *

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