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Species: Cephalotes spinosus   (Mayr, 1862) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Cryptocerus spinosus Mayr, 1862 PDF: 761 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1911g PDF: 260 (s.); Kempf, 1951 PDF: 187 (q.).
Combination in Cryptocerus (Paracryptocerus): Emery, 1915g PDF: 192; in Paracryptocerus: Kempf, 1951 PDF: 187; in Zacryptocerus: Brandão, 1991 PDF: 388; in Cephalotes: De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999: 220.
Senior synonym of Cephalotes punctatus: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 144; Emery, 1924f PDF: 308; of Cephalotes peruvianus: Kempf, 1967e PDF: 361.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in 2nd growth rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times strays, 1 times On the ficus lab clearing collection, 1 times on recently felled trees, 1 times nr Alta Floresta, 1 times nest in twig above ground (same as Jon Sanders JVS2356), 1 times fallen log, 1 times Disturbed area in zoo.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 200 - 1760 meters, 710 meters average

Type specimens: lectotype of Cryptocerus spinosus: casent0919604; paralectotype of Cephalotes spinosus: casent0900244; syntype of Cryptocerus laminatus peruvianus: casent0909271

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