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Species: Gnamptogenys mordax   (Smith, 1858) 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Ponera mordax Smith, 1858a PDF: 98 (w.q.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ectatomma (Gnamptogenys): Emery, 1894d PDF: 145; in Gnamptogenys: Mann, 1922 PDF: 3.
Senior synonym of Gnamptogenys nodosa, Gnamptogenys purensis, Gnamptogenys sebastiani: Brown, 1958g PDF: 228.
See also: Lattke, 1995 PDF: 176.

Distribution:


Neotropical Region: Americas, Aragua, Argentina, Brazil, Central America, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Jinotega, Madre de Dios, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puntarenas, South America, Suriname, Venezuela, Veracruz, Zulia

Distribution Notes:

Mexico to tropical South America (Lattke 1995). Costa Rica: montane forest, Cordillera de Tilaran to Talamancas.

References:

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

Smith, F. 1858. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the British Museum. VI. Formicidae. 216pp., 14 pls.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in epiphytic root mat.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in rotten wood, 1 times unter der Rinde modern=der baumstämme.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Berlese, 1 times direct collection, 1 times Ex rotten log.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1169 meters, 754 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Ectatomma mordax purensis: casent0907188; syntype of Gnamptogenys mordax: casent0900547



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