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Species: Cephalotes placidus   (Smith, 1860) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Cryptocerus placidus Smith, 1860c PDF: 76 (m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Snelling, 1966 PDF: 38 (w.q.).
Senior synonym of Cephalotes fenestralis: Kempf, 1963c PDF: 437.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in scrub forest, 1 times found in edge of second-growth rainforest, 1 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest clearing, 1 times found in Research campus grounds.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times general collecting, 2 times dead twig above ground, 1 times recent treefall, 1 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 8 - 1760 meters, 355 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Cephalotes placidus: casent0901458; Holotype of Cryptocerus fenestralis: casent0900231

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