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Species: Pseudomyrmex termitarius   (Smith, 1855) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pseudomyrma termitaria Smith, 1855c PDF: 158 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1960a PDF: 8.
Junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex gracilis: Forel, 1911g PDF: 276.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Pseudomyrmex gracilis: Forel, 1912h PDF: 19.
Revived status as species: Kempf, 1960a PDF: 8.
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex breviceps, Pseudomyrmex elegans, Pseudomyrmex infusca: Kempf, 1960a PDF: 8; of Pseudomyrmex nigriceps: Perrault, 1988a PDF: 384.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Alto Paraná, Amambay, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Concepción, Cordillera, Guairá, Itapúa, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes, San Pedro

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

termitarius (F. SmithHNS 1855).

Alto Paraná, Amambay, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Guairá, Itapúa, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes, San Pedro (ALWC, IFML, INBP, MCZC, MZSP, PSWC). Literature records: Alto Paraná, Caaguazú, Concepción, Cordillera, Guairá (Emery 1906, Forel 1907d, Forel 1911a, Fowler 1981).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Cerrado, 3 times found in between forest and cocoa, 3 times found in tropical wet forest, 2 times found in fallow pasture, 1 times found in forest edge, 1 times found in garden, 1 times found in goat pasture, 1 times found in Savane, 1 times found in secondgrowth rainforest, 1 times found in banana grove, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times sweeping, 0 times Pasture, 2 times nest in ground, 1 times yellow pan trap, 1 times Workers active on baked trail surface; nest entrance in bank, 1 times strays, 1 times nest in branch in ground, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times Ground, 1 times general collecting.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times direct collection, 4 times epigaeic pitfall, 3 times malaise trap, 2 times sweeping, 1 times yellow pan trap, 1 times Pitfall72h, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 4 - 1630 meters, 494 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pseudomyrma nigriceps: casent0902865; Holotype of Pseudomyrmex termitarius: casent0902864; syntype of Pseudomyrma elegans: casent0902866; syntype of Pseudomyrma denticollis infusca: casent0907483; syntype of Pseudomyrma elegans breviceps: casent0907484

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