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Species: Neivamyrmex californicus   (Mayr, 1870) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Eciton californicum Mayr, 1870b PDF: 969 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Watkins, 1972 PDF: 364 (q.).
Combination in Neivamyrmex (Acamatus): Emery, 1894d PDF: 182 (in text); in Neivamyrmex (Neivamyrmex): Smith, 1942c PDF: 560; in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953 PDF: 8.
Senior synonym of Neivamyrmex obscura: Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 517.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Neivamyrmex californicus   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Neivamyrmex californicus   Snelling, G. C. & Snelling, R. R., 2007, New synonymy, new species, new keys to Neivamyrmex army ants of the United States., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 459-550: 467-468, (download) 467-468 21290 GoogleMaps

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in oak woodland, 2 times found in campground, clay soil, 1 times found in mesic canyon, 1 times found in serpentine chaparral.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Messor nest midden, 1 times under stone, 1 times nocturnal foragers, 1 times in ant colony refuse under stone, 1 times column under stones, 1 times afternoon foraging.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection, 1 times Eucalyptus trap 1.

Elevations: collected from 175 - 1100 meters, 481 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Eciton californicum: casent0915857; Lectotype of Eciton californicum obscura: casent0905952; syntype of Neivamyrmex californicus: casent0902640; type of Eciton californicum: focol0389-1, focol0389-2, focol0389-3, focol0389-4, focol0389-5, focol0389-6

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