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|Forel, 1899B: 8 (q.m.).|
|Combination in Ectatomma (Gnamptogenys): Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 26; Emery, 1896g PDF: 51; in Gnamptogenys: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 358; Brown, 1958g PDF}: 229.|
Mexico to tropical South America (Lattke 1995). Costa Rica: La Selva and Osa Peninsula.
This species inhabits lowland rainforest, and is known from isolated workers, usually encountered in fresh treefalls or Malaise traps. Relative to the morphologically similar G. tornata, it appears to be more arboreal. In contrast to G. tornata, G. sulcata is rarely collected in Winkler samples.
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.
Gentry, A. H. 1990. Herbarium taxonomy versus field knowledge; is there an attainable solution? Flora Malesiana Bulletin Special Volume 1:31-35.
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.
Central, Guairá, Misiones, Pte. Hayes (ALWC, IFML, INBP).
Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in mature wet forest, 11 times found in tropical wet forest, 4 times found in tropical moist forest, 7 times found in tropical rainforest, 7 times found in montane wet forest, 4 times found in mesophil forest, 3 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 2 times found in lowland tropical rain forest, 2 times found in lowland wet forest, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 24 times MiniWinkler, 6 times Winkler, 8 times search, 6 times Baiting, 7 times Malaise, 7 times MaxiWinkler, 2 times hand collecting, 2 times Beating, 1 times FIT, 1 times Flight intercept pan trap, 0 times on garden path, ...
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1260 meters, 458 meters average