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Species: Proceratium melinum   (Roger, 1860) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera melina Roger, 1860 PDF: 291 (w.q.m.) EUROPE (not U.S.A.; see Baroni Urbani, 1977d: 91). Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Proceratium: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 438; in Sysphincta: Emery, 1895d PDF: 263; in Proceratium: Brown, 1958g PDF: 248.
Senior synonym of Proceratium europaea, Proceratium fialai, Proceratium rossica: Brown, 1958g PDF: 248.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
    Asia: Turkey
    Europe: Albania, Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

1 locality in Coastal SLO


Steppe, rock steppe and urban. Subterranean, nests under rocks, occasionally forages in leaf litter or on the surface.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Tropical hardwood forest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 90 - 1030 meters, 325 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Sysphincta europaea rossica: casent0916809; syntype of Sysphingta europaea: casent0907204; type of Ponera melina: focol0933, focol0934; type of Sysphingta europaea: focol0929, focol0930, focol0931

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