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Species: Sericomyrmex saussurei   Emery, 1894 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Sericomyrmex saussurei Emery, 1894d PDF: 223 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. Primary type information: BRAZIL, Mato Grosso, [-13, -56], ANTC25804, 1886, P. Germain; USNM00445513; MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 37 times found in forest, 21 times found in rainforest, 8 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 8 times found in cacao plantation, 5 times found in primary forest, near creek, 4 times found in rainforest, litter sample, 1 times found in cerradão, 3 times found in primary forest, tall forest, high lear litter decomposition, 3 times found in riparian forest, 2 times found in primary forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Transecto 1, 3 times Parcela 05, 3 times Parcela 04, 1 times Ponto amostral 088, 1 times plot 33, 1 times Parcela 04 A4, 1 times Parcela 02 A3, 1 times Parcela 01 A2, 1 times mata secundaria, arm. de solo, 1 times litter sample, 1 times Leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 49 times Winkler, 12 times Pitfall, 3 times hand collecting, 2 times hand collected, nest series, 2 times litter sample, 1 times Winkler (soil+litter), 1 times Hand collected, 1 times Winkler of rotten log on ground, 1 times Hypogaeic pitfall, 1 times Manual sampling, 1 times Manual sampling of the nest, ...

Elevations: collected from 39 - 789 meters, 401 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Sericomyrmex saussurei: usnment00445513; syntype of Sericomyrmex beniensis: mczent00021138; syntype of Sericomyrmex burchelli: usnment00445563, usnment00445564; syntype of Sericomyrmex urichi maracas: mcz23048

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