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Species: Pseudomyrmex kuenckeli   (Emery, 1890) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pseudomyrma kuenckeli Emery, 1890c PDF: 62, pl. 6, fig. 5 (w.q.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Emery, 1894l PDF: 51.].
Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kusnezov, 1953f PDF: 214.
See also: Ward, 1993 PDF: 158; Ward, 1999B PDF: 493.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Central, Guairá, Misiones

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

kuenckeli (EmeryHNS 1890b).

Central, Guairá, Misiones (ALWC, IFML, MZSP). Literature records: Guairá (Kempf 1961, Ward 1999).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 1 times found in sparsely vegetated habitat, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 2 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in La Selva, 2 times found in lab clearing in rainforest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in clearing in rain forest, 1 times found in tropical moist forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times unshaded tree, 1 times beating vegetation, 1 times ex live trunk of Trema-like treelet, 2 times branche sèche, 1 times these ants collected by Henry Hespenheide around Jack Ewel's Huertos project pl, 1 times Pseudomyrmex kuenckeli in dead branch in canopy, 1 times in Ficus tree, 1 times foragers on ground, 1 times foragers, 1 times flight intercept trap, 1 times ex live branch Trema-like, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times search, 1 times beating, 1 times flight intercept trap, 1 times Malaise, 1 times observation.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1140 meters, 137 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pseudomyrma kuenckeli bierigi: casent0915510; syntype of Pseudomyrma kuenckeli dichroa: casent0916876; syntype of Pseudomyrma kuenckeli dichroa: casent0907544; syntype of Pseudomyrma kuenckeli dichroa: casent0902885; syntype of Pseudomyrmex kuenckeli: casent0902884, casent0904049; syntype of Pseudomyrmex kuenckeli dichroa: casent0916747

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