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Species: Acromyrmex aspersus   (Smith, 1858) 

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Acromyrmex aspersus fuhrmanni

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Oecodoma aspersa Smith, 1858a PDF: 185, pl. 10, fig. 17 (q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1905f: 49 (w.m.).
Combination in Atta: Roger, 1863b PDF: 35; in Atta (Acromyrmex): Forel, 1893h PDF: 590; in Acromyrmex: Gallardo, 1916e PDF: 328.
Junior synonym of Acromyrmex octospinosa: Forel, 1893h PDF: 590.
Revived from synonymy: Emery, 1905f: 48.
Senior synonym of Acromyrmex affinis, Acromyrmex inquirens, Acromyrmex mesonotalis and material of the unavailable name Acromyrmex clarus referred here: Gonçalves, 1961 PDF: 132.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Acromyrmex aspersus fuhrmanni.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 3 times found in Mata Atlântica, 1 times found in cerrado.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Epigaeic pitfall, 1 times Manual sampling, 2 times Manual search in rotten log, 1 times Baited pitfall, 1 times Winkler of rotten log.

Elevations: collected from 450 - 1400 meters, 965 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Acromyrmex asperus: casent0900492; syntype of Acromyrmex aspersus affinis: casent0912440; syntype of Acromyrmex aspersus mesonotalis clarus: casent0912441; syntype of Atta mesonotalis: casent0904994; syntype of Atta mesonotalis inquirens: casent0909400

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