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Species: Cephalotes texanus   (Santschi, 1915) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Cryptocerus texanus Santschi, 1915b PDF: 208, fig. 2 (s.w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Paracryptocerus (Harnedia): Smith, 1951c PDF: 825; in Zacryptocerus: Smith, 1979: 1403; in Cephalotes: De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999: 591.
See also: Kempf, 1958a: 123.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Live oak woodland, 1 times found in oak woodland, 2 times found in Subtropical thorn forest, 1 times found in overgrown pasture, 1 times found in oak-pine-juniper woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times dead branch, 5 times in live oak, 3 times Nest in live oak, 1 times ex lab colony, 1 times ex dead branch of quercus, 1 times in dead branch, 1 times dead twig, 1 times twigs of mesquite and citrus, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times Nest in mesquite tree, 1 times In Quercus grisea, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times direct collection, 2 times beating vegetation, 1 times host plant, 1 times lindgren funnel, 1 times cerambycid pheromone trap.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2660 meters, 419 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Cephalotes texanus: casent0912620, casent0912621

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