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Species: Pogonomyrmex brevibarbis   Emery, 1906 

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See Also:

Pogonomyrmex brevibarbis niger, Pogonomyrmex brevibarbis silvestrii

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Pogonomyrmex brevibarbis Emery, 1906c PDF: 158 (w.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1925d PDF: 223 (m.).


  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: 4 times found in disturbed roadside habitat, 1 times found in creosote association, 1 times found in open desert of Larrea, Atriplex, Cercidium, 1 times found in in open Patagonian steppe.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in volcanic field, 3 times 8" tumulus nest, sandy-gravelley-rocky soil, 1 times 4”tumulus nest, 1 times 8" tumulus nest, sandy-gravelly-rocky soil, 1 times 8" tumulus nest in loamy-clayey soil with low density creosote, saltbush & Lycium, 1 times 6" tumulus, dominated by Stipa & Chuqiraga sandy-loamy-gravelly soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 1198 meters, 571 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pogonomyrmex ater: casent0900383; paralectotype: casent0281088, casent0922082; syntype of Pogonomyrmex brevibarbis: casent0281105; syntype of Pogonomyrmex carettei: casent0916914; syntype of Pogonomyrmex carettei: casent0907628

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