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Species: Cyphomyrmex peltatus   Kempf, 1966 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Cyphomyrmex peltatus Kempf, 1966 PDF: 181, figs. 13, 20, 35, 50 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Suriname
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Brazil (type locality), Costa Rica. Costa Rica: Wilson Botanical Garden.

Biology:

Natural History:

In Costa Rica I know this species from a single worker obtained in a Winkler sample. The sample was taken on the forested ridge across the Rio Jaba from Wilson Botanical Gardens, a 1200m elevation site in southern Costa Rica.

Notes:

This isolated specimen shares diagnostic characters with the South American peltatus, but differs from the common C. rimosus only in the absence of the median pronotal tubercles. It remains to be seen whether this specimen is just a local variant of C. rimosus or really has some phylogeographic connection to C. peltatus.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Cyphomyrmex peltatus   Snelling, R. R. & Longino, J. T., 1992, Revisionary notes on the fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex, rimosus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini)., Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: selected studies., Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 479-494: 485, (download) 485 13137
Cyphomyrmex longiscapus   Kempf, W. W., 1966, A revision of the Neotropical fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex Mayr. Part II. Group of rimosus (Spinola) (Hym. Formicidae)., Studia Entomologica (N. S.) 8, pp. 161-200: 161-165, (download) 161-165 4580
Cyphomyrmex peltatus n. sp.  Kempf, W. W., 1966, A revision of the Neotropical fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex Mayr. Part II. Group of rimosus (Spinola) (Hym. Formicidae)., Studia Entomologica (N. S.) 8, pp. 161-200: 181-184, (download) 181-184 4580

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in 1� forest, 1 times found in tropical moist forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in rotten wood, 1 times wet forest litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times near creek, 1 times lowland forest litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times litter sample, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 180 - 1200 meters, 666 meters average

Type specimens:



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