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Species: Gnamptogenys moelleri   (Forel, 1912) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Holcoponera moelleri Forel, 1912d PDF: 34 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g PDF: 228.
Senior synonym of Gnamptogenys splendens: Brown, 1958g PDF: 228; of Gnamptogenys teffensis (and its junior synonym Gnamptogenys concinna [missing reference] Santschi, [no year]): Lattke, 1995 PDF: 176.


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

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Boquerón, Caaguazú, Central, Itapúa, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

moelleri (ForelHNS 1912a).

Boquerón, Caaguazú, Central, Itapúa, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí (ALWC, BMNH, MHNG). Literature records: Ñeembucú (Lattke 1995).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in rock savana, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in 1� forest, 1 times found in 2nd growth rainforest, 1 times found in Dry Chaco, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in Plateau, 1 times found in second-growth rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex sifted litter, 1 times at bait, 2 times on bromeliads, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ground forager, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times Ticoporo Forest Reserve. Dense second growth with few larger trees. Night collec, 1 times tall forest, high leaf litter decomposition, 1 times Sifted litter, 1 times Populous nest in abandoned termite nest on ground between buttresses, 1 times Leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler, 1 times baiting, 1 times litter sample, 1 times Pitfall72h.

Elevations: collected from 80 - 650 meters, 323 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Gnamptogenys moelleri: casent0907171; syntype of Holcoponera moelleri splendens: casent0915119; syntype of Holcoponera teffensis concinna: casent0915127

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