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Species: Prionopelta punctulata   Mayr, 1866 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Prionopelta punctulata Mayr, 1866a PDF: 505 (q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1887 PDF: 549 (w.); Forel, 1893j PDF: 367 (m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1952a PDF: 120 (l.).


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

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Canindeyú, Concepción, Misiones

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Prionopelta punctulata   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 23, (download) 23 21367
Prionopelta punctulata   Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418: 367-369, (download) 367-369 3948
Prionopelta punctulata n. sp.  Mayr, G., 1866, Myrmecologische Beitraege., Sitzungsberichte der Koenigliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 53, pp. 484-517: 22, (download) 22 4365

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Humid subtropical tall forest edge, 1 times found in PPBio Grid, L-O 03.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under rotting wood.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall 08.

Elevations: collected from 152 - 170 meters, 165 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Prionopelta punctulata: casent0915650

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