Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: South Africa: Cape Prov., Grahamstown, Signal Hill, 10.ii.1969, under rock, pine-native scrub (W.L. Brown). Primary type depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 20 paratype workers, 4 paratype males. Secondary type locality: 4 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 11 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 20.ii.1969, series M82, 5 paratype workers, 4 paratype males with same data as holotype but 18.ii.1969, series M79 (L. Weatherill & W.L. Brown). Secondary type depositories: BMNH, MCZC, NHMB.
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