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Species: Pseudomyrmex viduus   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pseudomyrma vidua Smith, 1858a PDF: 158 (m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kusnezov, 1964 PDF: 83.
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex baileyi (and its junior synonym Pseudomyrmex biolleyi), Pseudomyrmex caroli, Pseudomyrmex sapii, Pseudomyrmex tigrina (and its junior synonym Pseudomyrmex trigona), Pseudomyrmex ulei: Ward, 1989a PDF: 445; of Pseudomyrmex opacior: Ward, 1999B PDF: 510.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in tropical dry forest, 11 times found in dry forest, 2 times found in roadside vegetation, 2 times found in scrub veg., pasture edge, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest, 2 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in old field/pasture, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in edge of second-growth rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ex live Triplaris, 10 times In live branch Triplaris melaenodendron, 2 times strays, 1 times STR, 1 times live branch of Triplaris, 1 times in live stems Ocotea nicaraguensis, 1 times in Cordia alliodora, 2 times ex Triplaris, pseudomyrmex viduus; ac times afternoon walk in evergreen riparian forest area. #3441, 1 times Sobre Vegetacion, 1 times Roadside veg. Ex Cordia alliodora. Pseudomyrmex sp. nest in one node (#2983), Ps, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Malaise, 3 times search, 1 times beating, 1 times Sweeping.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1140 meters, 232 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pseudomyrmex viduus: casent0902880; syntype of Pseudomyrma caroli: casent0907499; syntype of Pseudomyrma caroli sapii: casent0907500; syntype of Pseudomyrma triplaridis tigrina: casent0902881; syntype of Pseudomyrma ulei: casent0907567

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