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Species: Cephalotes pusillus   (Klug, 1824) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Cryptocerus pusillus Klug, 1824 PDF: 202 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1890c PDF: 75 (s.q.); Emery, 1896h PDF: 636 (m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1954b PDF: 156 (l.).
Senior synonym of Cephalotes elongatus: Roger, 1862c PDF: 297; of Cephalotes obtusus: Forel, 1911g PDF: 262; of Cephalotes caustica: Emery, 1924f PDF: 307; of Cephalotes brevispinosa and material of the unavailable name Cephalotes rufescens referred here: Kempf, 1951 PDF: 176.


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

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Alto Paraguay, Alto Paraná, Amambay, Boquerón, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Concepción, Cordillera, Guairá, Itapúa, Misiones, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes, San Pedro

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

pusillus (KlugHNS 1824).

Alto Paraguay, Alto Paraná, Amambay, Boquerón, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Concepcion, Cordillera, Guairá, Itapúa, Misiones, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes, San Pedro, “Chaco” (Dept. unknown), “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (ALWC, IFML, INBP, LACM, MCSN, MCZC, MHNG MZSP, NHMB, NHMW). Literature records: Alto Paraguay/ Boquerón, Alto Paraná, Caaguazú, Central, Concepción, Cordillera, “Chaco” (Dept. unknown) (de Andrade & Baroni-Urbani 1999, Emery 1906, Forel 1906, Forel 1909, Santschi 1916, Santschi 1921c).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 2 times found in scrubby forest, 1 times found in 2nd growth rainforest, 1 times found in savannah, 1 times found in bosque bajo, 0 times found in Cerrado, 1 times found in secondgrowth rainforest, 1 times found in mixed citrus/lawn, 0 times found in Pantanal, mata ciliar, 1 times found in riparian forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times general collecting, 1 times in dead stick, 1 times ex dead twig, 1 times strays on vegetation, 0 times Pasture, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times on cashew, 1 times nr Alta Floresta, 1 times Near lodge, 1 times in twig, 1 times in city, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times direct collection, 2 times Arboreal pitfall, 4 times search, 2 times manual sampling, 1 times porch light, 0 times Winkler, 1 times at flourescent light, 1 times baited pitfall, 1 times beating vegetation (2 hours), 0 times entomological umbrella.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1500 meters, 294 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Cryptocerus obtusus: casent0900237; syntype of Cephalotes pusillus brevispinosus rufescens: casent0912618; syntype of Cryptocerus pusillus brevispinosa: casent0912617

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