Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Nigeria: Gambari (= Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria), 10.vi.1969, leaf litter (B. Bolton). Primary type depository: BMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 5 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 3 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 2 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 16.x.1975, nest in ground, W17, black pod project (B. Taylor). Secondary type depositories: BMNH, MCZC.
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