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Costa Rica, Panama. Costa Rica: Pacific lowlands, from Osa Peninsula to Guanacaste Province.
Andrade and Baroni Urbani (1999) report several collections of this species from Guanacaste Province. I have collected the species several times in the Osa Peninsula region. These have been scattered workers in tree canopies and treefalls. In one case workers, queens, and males were running on branches in a treefall, suggesting a disrupted nest.
Cornaby (1974) observed this species feeding at carrion (identified as Paracryptocerus sp. by Cornaby; reidentified as cordiventris by Andrade and Baroni Urbani, 1999).
Andrade, M. L. de, and C. Baroni Urbani. 1999. Diversity and adaptation in the ant genus Cephalotes, past and present (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stuttgarter Beitrage zur Naturkunde Serie B (Geologie und Palaontologie) 271:1-889.
Cornaby, B. W. 1974. Carrion reduction by animals in contrasting tropical habitats. Biotropica 6:51-63.
Kempf, W. W. 1951. A taxonomic study on the ant tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 22:1-244.
Santschi, F. 1931. Fourmis de Cuba et de Panama. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 1:265-282.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in small island, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in lowland primary rainforest, 1 times found in tropical wet forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times recent treefall, 1 times on tree/ ground, 1 times under bark/ on leaves, 1 times strays in felled trees, 1 times Phil Ward spent entire morning cracking twigs in Croton tree with attached Ficus.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times hand collecting, 1 times Nest in twig above ground, 1 times search.
Elevations: collected from 10 - 580 meters, 112 meters average