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Species: Gnamptogenys mecotyle   Brown, 1958 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Gnamptogenys mecotyle Brown, 1958g PDF: 318, fig. 42 (w.) BOLIVIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Lattke, 1995 PDF: 175.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Nicaragua
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama (Brown 1958, Lattke 1995). Costa Rica: potentially throughout.


Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118:175-362.

Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.

Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in mature wet forest, 8 times found in montane wet forest, 3 times found in LOC, 1 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 2 times found in wet forest, 2 times found in Plateau, 2 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary, 2 times found in tropical rainforest, with some big trees, probably a mix of primary and secondary forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 31 times ex sifted leaf litter, 7 times Hojarasca, 2 times rotten wood, 1 times Wet forest. Nest in dead wood., 2 times sifted litter, 2 times Leaf litter, 1 times Wet forest. Ex sifted leaf litter., 1 times wet forest litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on leaf, 1 times Hojarasca., ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 22 times miniWinkler, 13 times Winkler, 5 times maxiWinkler, 3 times hand collecting, 3 times Mini Winkler, 2 times Winkler48h, 1 times search, 1 times Berlese, 1 times Malaise.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1200 meters, 431 meters average

Type specimens:

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