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Species: Cephalotes clypeatus   (Fabricius, 1804) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Cryptocerus clypeatus Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 420 (w.) CENTRAL AMERICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Smith, 1853 PDF: 217 (q.m.); Forel, 1906d PDF: 235 (s.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1954b PDF: 152 (l.).
Combination in Cephalotes: Emery, 1914b PDF: 39; in Cryptocerus (Zacryptocerus): Wheeler, 1916f PDF: 326; in Zacryptocerus: Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 175; Emery, 1915g PDF: 192; Santschi, 1916e PDF: 283; in Cephalotes: De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999: 286.
See also: Kempf, 1951 PDF: 136; Kempf, 1973c PDF: 456.


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

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Alto Paraguay, Amambay, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Concepción, Cordillera, Guairá, Itapúa, Misiones, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes

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

clypeatus (FabriciusHNS 1804).

Alto Paraguay, Amambay, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Concepción, Cordillera, Guairá, Itapúa, Misiones, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes, “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (ALWC, IFML, INBP, LACM, MCSN, MHNG, MZSP, NHMB, NHMW). Literature records: Alto Paraná, Amambay, Caaguazú, Central, Cordillera, Guairá, Misiones, “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (de Andrade & Baroni-Urbani 1999, Emery 1896b, Emery 1906, Forel 1906, Santschi 1916).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in bosque alto, 1 times found in scrubby forest, 1 times found in Selva, 1 times found in tropical dry forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times small farm near forest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times direct collection, 1 times Hand, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 25 - 1760 meters, 614 meters average

Type specimens:

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