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Species: Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus   Emery, 1906 

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Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus_cf, Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus chubutensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus Emery, 1906c PDF: 157 (w.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pogonomyrmex intermedia, Pogonomyrmex semistriata, Pogonomyrmex spinolae: Snelling & Hunt, 1975 PDF: 75.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus chubutensis.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Araucaria forest, 2 times found in Patagonian steppe, 1 times found in roadside habitat, 1 times found in Stipa grassland at roadside, 1 times found in 2 10" tumuli in scrub with Fabiana, Baccharis & Collaiguaja, 1 times found in desert scrub with Fabiana, 1 times found in in low-growing Patagonian steppe on loamy-clay-gravelly hillside.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground nest, 1 times nest with 8" seed chaff tumulus in disturbed, 1 times nest with 8" seed chaff tumulus in roadside, 1 times nest under clump of Stipa, 1 times nest in clump of Stipa, 1 times nest entrance lacking tumulus, in loamy soil, 1 times in loose sandy soil, 1 times 6" tumulus nest in open site, in loamy soil.

Elevations: collected from 219 - 1082 meters, 667 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0280978; Lectotype: casent0280987, casent0281102; nomen nudum: Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus karakola: casent0913104; paralectotype: casent0280986, casent0914208, casent0914209, casent0914210; syntype of Pogonomyrmex bispinosus spinolae: casent0916913; syntype of Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus jorgenseni: casent0907672

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