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Species: Pseudomyrmex spinicola   (Emery, 1890) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pseudomyrma spinicola Emery, 1890c PDF: 64, pl. 6, fig. 2 (w.q.m.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Emery, 1894l PDF: 52.].
Combination in Pseudomyrmex (Triangulinoda): Enzmann, 1944 PDF: 61; in Pseudomyrmex: Wheeler & Wheeler, 1956 PDF: 386.
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex atrox, Pseudomyrmex gaigei, Pseudomyrmex infernalis [missing reference] Wheeler, [no year] (and its junior synonym Pseudomyrmex infernalis [missing reference] Enzmann, [no year]), Pseudomyrmex scelerosa [missing reference] Wheeler, [no year] (and its junior synonym Pseudomyrmex scelerosa [missing reference] Enzmann, [no year]): Ward, 1993 PDF: 149.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 44 times found in Tropical dry forest, 2 times found in dry scrub veg., 4 times found in tropical moist forest, 4 times found in dry forest, 3 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in roadside edge, 2 times found in edge of second-growth rainforest, 2 times found in sandy beach, 2 times found in lowland rainforest, 2 times found in second-growth dry scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 29 times ex live Acacia, 14 times ex swollen-thorn Acacia, 13 times Acacia collinsii, 11 times nest in acacia tree, 6 times ex ant acacia, 10 times on Acacia collinsii, 8 times ex Acacia collinsii, 6 times Acacia costaricensis, 5 times Acacia thorns, 2 times beating veg., 4 times alates hilltopping, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times search, 0 times blacklight trap, 2 times beating, 1 times maxiWinkler, 2 times sweep net, 1 times canopy fogging, 1 times direct collection, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times beating vegetation (1 hour).

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1100 meters, 199 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pseudomyrma spinicola atrox: casent0907562; Lectotype of Pseudomyrmex spinicola: casent0904055; syntype of Pseudomyrma spinicola gaigei: casent0907564; syntype of Pseudomyrmex spinicola: casent0902907

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