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Species: Pogonomyrmex desertorum   Wheeler, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pogonomyrmex desertorum Wheeler, 1902d PDF: 387 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cole, 1968: 67 (q.m.); Taber et al., 1988 PDF: 51 (k.).
Senior synonym of Pogonomyrmex ferrugineus: Cole, 1968: 65.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.


Old and dubious record from Needles, CA (see Snelling & George, 1979)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in creosote mesquite desert, 2 times found in creosote-mesquite desert, 1 times found in Large flat arena, 1 times found in Yucca-bunch grass Desert, 1 times found in Crater with chaff ring, Saltbush, 1 times found in creosote desert, 1 times found in disturbed roadside with grasses & annuals, 1 times found in mesquite-yucca-ephedra desert, 1 times found in open grazed desert with scattered Ephedra + mesquite, 1 times found in open rocky ground, summit.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times at nest on ground, 1 times stray ground foragers, 1 times males clustered on small bush, 1 times ground forager, 1 times foraging off the road, 1 times at bait, 1 times 6”tumulus nest, 1 times 3" diam. crescent crater at edge of K-Rat mound, 1 times under rock, 1 times small crater nest; about 15cm dia., 1 times open annuals, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Search, 1 times bait, 1 times general collecting, 1 times pitfall traps.

Elevations: collected from 902 - 2510 meters, 1501 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1948-04-08 and 2011-08-08

Type specimens: syntype of Pogonomyrmex desertorum: casent0904113

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