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Species: Pogonomyrmex atratus   Santschi, 1922 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus var. atrata Santschi, 1922c PDF: 347 (w.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Kusnezov, 1951e PDF: 251.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in south slope facing scattered Araucaria forest, 1 times found in open habitat with spine grass-Ephedra-cactus, sandy gravelly, stoney soil, 1 times found in open habitat with spine grass-Ephedra-cactus. Sandy, gravelly, stoney soil.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in grass clump in exposed site, 1 times nest under large stone, solitary foragers, 1 times 8”tumulus nest in clump of spine grass. Solitary foragers.

Elevations: collected from 1426 - 2006 meters, 1658 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype: casent0173346; paralectotype: casent0914200, casent0914204, casent0914206; syntype of Pogonomyrmex atratus: casent0913091; syntype of Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus atrata: casent0904107

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