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Species: Pogonomyrmex rastratus   Mayr, 1868 

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Pogonomyrmex rastratus pulchellus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Pogonomyrmex rastratus Mayr, 1868b PDF: 171 (w.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1887 PDF: 611 (m.).
Senior synonym of Pogonomyrmex neuquensis, Pogonomyrmex weiseri: Kusnezov, 1951e PDF: 252.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Pogonomyrmex rastratus pulchellus.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Artemisia with scattered creosote, 1 times found in moderately open habitat in small valley Adesmia and grasses, 1 times found in Rocky terrace next to wash creosote association.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times 4”tumulus nest in loose silty soil, 1 times 4”pebble mound in gravelly soil, 1 times 6”tumulus nest.

Elevations: collected from 2182 - 2923 meters, 2691 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype: casent0173352, casent0217256; paralectotype: casent0914202; syntype of Pogonomyrmex rastratus: casent0900385; syntype of Pogonomyrmex weiseri: casent0904105, casent0913101; syntype of Pogonomyrmex weiseri neuquensis: casent0913100

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