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Species: Temnothorax exilis   (Emery, 1869) 

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Temnothorax exilis_cf_do01, Temnothorax exilis_cf_gr01, Temnothorax exilis_cf_gr02

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Leptothorax exilis Emery, 1869b PDF: 15, pl. 1, fig. 9 (w.) ITALY. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1916a PDF: 183, 186 (q.m., respectively).
Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271.
Senior synonym of Temnothorax ruficornis: Emery, 1916a PDF: 174; of Temnothorax boccaris, Temnothorax creticus, Temnothorax darii, Temnothorax nitidulus and material of the unavailable name Temnothorax esmirensis referred here: Baroni Urbani, 1971d PDF: 1041; of Temnothorax specularis: Salata et al., 2018 10.3161/00034541ANZ2018.68.4.004 PDF: 778.
Worker redescription (based on Cretan samples): Salata et al., 2018 10.3161/00034541ANZ2018.68.4.004 PDF: 778.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
    Asia: Turkey
    Europe: Greece, Italy, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Few localities in Coastal SLO


Xerothermous shrub

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in limestone gorge, 2 times found in oak forest, 2 times found in seashore with frygana and Pinus trees, 1 times found in deciduous forest with springs, 1 times found in shrubs on roadside, 1 times found in wooded limestone gorge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on limestone rocks, 2 times from herbs, 2 times Platanus trunk, 1 times on wall of ancient aqueduct, 1 times on shrubs, 1 times on rocks, 1 times two males born in captivity from two workers' rearing 04/06-92, 1 times sur olivier.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times sweep.

Elevations: collected from 13 - 863 meters, 326 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1877-07-01 and 2014-06-25

Type specimens: syntype of Leptothorax tuberum obscurior nitidulus: casent0909024; syntype of Leptothorax exilis boccaris: casent0912926; syntype of Leptothorax exilis creticus: casent0909027; syntype of Leptothorax exilis darii: casent0909025; syntype of Leptothorax exilis obscurior esmirensis: casent0912928; syntype of Leptothorax exilis specularis: casent0904757; syntype of Temnothorax exilis: casent0904756; type of Leptothorax tuberum r. obscurior var. nitidulus: focol0203; unpublished name: Leptothorax fertoni: casent0913639

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