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Species: Forelius mccooki   (McCook, 1880) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Iridomyrmex mccooki McCook, 1880: 187 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Forelius foetida Buckley, [no year]: Wheeler, 1901c PDF: 520 and hence first available replacement name for Formica foetida Buckley, 1866 PDF: 167.
[Junior primary homonym of Formica foetida Linnaeus, 1758 PDF: 582.].
Replacement name: Forelius mccooki McCook, 1880: 187.
[Iridomyrmex maccooki Forel, 1878c PDF: 382. Nomen nudum.].
Mayr, 1886d PDF: 432 (q.m.); Forel, 1886b PDF: xxxix (w.).
Combination in Forelius: Emery, 1888d PDF: 389.
Senior synonym of Forelius andrei: Smith, 1979: 1419.
See also: Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 249; Ward, 2005 PDF: 9.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Mexico

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Acacia woodland, 0 times found in Mesquite woodland, 3 times found in creosote mesquite desert, 1 times found in Oak and redshank chaparral, 2 times found in desert, 3 times found in desert scrub, 1 times found in botanical gardens, 0 times found in Desert canyon forest, 0 times found in Acacia brushland, 1 times found in creosote-mesquite desert, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on down woody debris, 2 times nest in soil, 1 times foragers on ground, 1 times stray ground foragers, 1 times stray foragers around base of Populus, 1 times stray foragers, 1 times nests and foragers on soil, 1 times stray foragers around Prosopis, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times ground nest, 1 times crater nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times hand collecting, 1 times under rock, 3 times cookie bait in dry creek, 0 times direct collection, 2 times Under stone, 1 times at nest on ground, 0 times meadow, 0 times City pavement, 2 times Colony|in soil, 1 times Search, 0 times pitfall, ...

Elevations: collected from 30 - 2365 meters, 997 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Forelius mccooki: casent0909716; syntype of Forelius maccook andrei: casent0909717

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