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Species: Crematogaster coarctata   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Crematogaster coarctata Mayr, 1870b PDF: 992 (w.) U.S.A. CALIFORNIA). Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 141; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Buren, 1968b PDF: 94.
Junior synonym of Crematogaster lineolata: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 462.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Crematogaster lineolata: Emery, 1895d PDF: 283; Wheeler, 1904e PDF: 270.
Revived status as species: Wheeler, 1919h PDF: 111.
Revived status as species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 207; Buren, 1968b PDF: 94 (in key).


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 28 times found in Chaparral, 11 times found in oak woodland, 5 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 9 times found in sagebrush, 5 times found in grassland, 6 times found in chapparal, 3 times found in juniper/pinyon woodland, 4 times found in sagebrush desert, 4 times found in desert, 2 times found in disturbed grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 38 times under stone, 8 times nest under rock, 13 times under rock, 8 times ground forager(s), 6 times on Arctostaphylos, 5 times ground foragers, 2 times workers in leaf litter, 2 times ground foragers at night, 3 times nocturnal foragers, 2 times nest entrance in ground, column on road, 2 times pitfall trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 53 times search, 38 times hand collecting, 3 times hand coll., 3 times pitfall trap, 6 times hand collected, 5 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 2 times direct collection, 1 times ex. via beating shrubs, 1 times Malaise trap, 3 times pitfall, 1 times Search; Night, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3000 meters, 1085 meters average

Type specimens: syntype coarctata: jtl055885, jtl055886; syntype of Crematogaster lineolata coarctata: casent0902143; syntype of Crematogaster lineolata coarctata mormonum: casent0904538

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