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Species: Pseudomyrmex distinctus   (Smith, 1877) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pseudomyrma distincta Smith, 1877b PDF: 63 (w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1967c PDF: 5.
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex pulchella: Kempf, 1967c PDF: 5.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in mixed tropical/temperate mesic forest, 3 times found in 2º wet forest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times beating vegetation, 1 times ex dead twig of woody legume ("chipile"), 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times ex dead twig of woody Asteraceae (copalillo), 1 times ex dead twig of woody Asteraceae ("copalillo"), 1 times between leaves and stalk of Tillandsia, 1 times Malaise trap.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Beating, 1 times beating vegetation (1 hour), 1 times beating vegetation (3 hours), 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Malaise, 1 times beating vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 60 - 1010 meters, 696 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pseudomyrmex distinctus: casent0902892; syntype of Pseudomyrma distincta pulchella: casent0902893, casent0907529

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