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Species: Pseudomyrmex faber   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pseudomyrma faber Smith, 1858a PDF: 157, pl. 13, fig. 11 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1958f: 449.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in edge of second-growth rainforest, 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in edge of secondary growth rainforest, 1 times found in Lower-montane wet, tropical forest, 1 times found in pre-Andean southwest Amazon rainforest, 1 times found in roadside edge, 1 times found in second-growth rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex dead twig, 4 times on low vegetation, 3 times recent tree-fall, 1 times ex Hymenaea recent tree-fall, 1 times sandy bank on edge of dry river channel, 1 times low vegetation, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex tree fall, 1 times ex recently felled tree(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times canopy fogging, 1 times beating low vegetation, 1 times direct collection, 1 times hand collecting with Raid insect spray and beating sheet.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1050 meters, 334 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pseudomyrma perforator: casent0902849

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