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Species: Sericomyrmex opacus   Mayr, 1865 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Sericomyrmex opacus Mayr, 1865 PDF: 84, pl. 3, fig. 22 (q.) [See note on type locality in Jesovnik & Schultz, 2017 10.3897/zookeys.670.11839 PDF: 78]. BRAZIL. Neotropic. Primary type information: MEXICO, Veracruz, Córdoba, [18.8808, -96.9272], E. Norton; CASENT0915956; NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Current subspecies: nominal plus Sericomyrmex opacus muelleri.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mayr, G., 1866, Myrmecologische Beitraege., Sitzungsberichte der Koenigliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 53, pp. 484-517

S. opacusHNS Mayr.

Mas.: Long. 5.3 mm. Testaceus, opacus, flavide pubescens et pilosus, mandibulis nitidissimis laevibus, oculis nigris, alis infuscatis costis testaceo-fuscis.

Von Rio de Janeiro; die beiden gefluegelten Geschlechter im zoologischen Museum in Halle.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 35 times found in forest, 4 times found in primary forest, 9 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in coffee plantation, 1 times found in orchard, 1 times found in semi-open, 1 times found in lowland tropical rainforest, archeological site, 1 times found in pasture, soil, 1 times found in secondary wet forest, 1 times found in semi-open to forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times km 0.5, subparcela 200, 2 times A12P1, 1 times km 3, subparcela 250, 1 times km 3, subparcela 150, 1 times km 2, subparcela 200, 1 times ground nest with turrett, 1 times A10P1, 1 times km 4, subparcela 150, 1 times km 3, subparcela 50.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 17 times Winkler, 12 times Pitfall, 2 times Hand collected, 1 times hand collected, nest series, 5 times litter sample, 2 times hand coll., nest, 1 times hand collected- nest series.

Elevations: collected from 13 - 800 meters, 300 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Sericomyrmex opacus: casent0915956; paralectotype of Sericomyrmex opacus: casent0915955, usnment00924096; syntype of Sericomyrmex aztecus: casent0904987, casent0909368, usnment00924097; syntype of Sericomyrmex diego: casent0901678, casent0904988, casent0909369, usnment00529165, usnment00921744, usnment00924098; syntype of Sericomyrmex zacapanus: usnment00924099; type of Sericomyrmex diego: focol2194



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