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Species: Leptothorax gredleri   Mayr, 1855 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Leptothorax gredleri Mayr, 1855 PDF: 438 (w.q.) AUSTRIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Schenck, 1861: 196 (m.).
Combination in Leptothorax (Mychothorax): Forel, 1915d: 26.
Junior synonym of Leptothorax muscorum: Roger, 1862c PDF: 296.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Leptothorax muscorum: Forel, 1874 PDF: 87.
Raised to species: Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 122.
Junior synonym of Leptothorax muscorum: Brown, 1955a PDF: 47 (in text).
Revived from synonymy and status as species: Buschinger, 1966c PDF: 165.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Few localities in Centr. & E SLO


Found in virtually all mesic habitats. Nests in soil, under rocks, moss, bark and in dead wood.


(Dutch vernacular name: gladde slankmier)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in oak tree, 1 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 1 times found in Unknown.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under bark of fallen Pinus silvestris branch.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Manual catch, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 115 - 1000 meters, 557 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Leptothorax gredleri: casent0919747; syntype of Leptothorax muscorum gredleri: casent0901772

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