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Species: Pogonomyrmex salinus   Olsen, 1934 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pogonomyrmex salinus Olsen, 1934 PDF: 510, pl. 5, fig. 3 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cole, 1968: 108 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1972b PDF: 237 (l.).
Junior synonym of Pogonomyrmex occidentalis: Smith, 1953g PDF: 132.
Revived from synonymy: Cole, 1968: 106.
Senior synonym of Pogonomyrmex owyheei: Shattuck, 1987 PDF: 173.


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

Distribution Notes:

To date found only near Osoyoos/Oliver (south Okanagan) close to the US border.


P. salinus is probably conspecific with P. subdentatus, but P. owyheei Cole (1938) may be a good species (Ward, unpubl.)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in sagebrush, 5 times found in pinyon-cedar woodland, 2 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 4 times found in sagebrush desert, 2 times found in open sagebrush/bitterbrush, 4 times found in greasewood, 2 times found in salt desert shrub, 3 times found in Sagebrush and grass, 2 times found in shrub steppe, 2 times found in Shrub steppe, scattered junipers, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times strays, 3 times pebble mound, 2 times pebble mound nest, 2 times nest in ground, 1 times in mound, 1 times crater nest in sandy soil, 2 times crater nest, 2 times mound nest, 1 times ground nest, with gravel but no mound, 2 times ground nest, 2 times ground foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times search, 3 times hand collecting, 30 am 3 Jul 2016 and picked up 8 times transect of 10 ethylene glycol pitfall traps (five 28 mm internal diameter, five 15 mm internal diameter), set out 7.

Elevations: collected from 115 - 2770 meters, 1234 meters average

Type specimens:

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