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Species: Pseudomyrmex oculatus   (Smith, 1855) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Pseudomyrma oculata Smith, 1855c PDF: 159, pl. 13 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1961a PDF: 375.
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex advena: Forel, 1911g PDF: 277; of Pseudomyrmex dolichopsis, Pseudomyrmex implicata: Kempf, 1961a PDF: 375; of Pseudomyrmex altinoda, Pseudomyrmex tuberculata, Pseudomyrmex wessoni: Ward, 1989a PDF: 422.


Neotropical Region: Amazonas, Atlántida, Barinas, Belize, Bocas del Toro, Bolivia, Brazil, Cartago, Chiapas, Colombia, Comayagua, Costa Rica, Cusco, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gracias a Dios, Guanacaste, Guatemala, Guyana, Heredia, Honduras, Izabal, Limón, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Napo, Nicaragua, Oaxaca, Panama, Panamá Oeste, Para, Peru, Petén, Pichincha, Puntarenas, Quintana Roo, Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte, Región Autónoma del Atlántico Sur, Rondônia, Rupununi, Río San Juan, San José, Santa Cruz, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Veracruz, Zacapa

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 42 times found in montane wet forest, 23 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 19 times found in tropical moist forest, 17 times found in lowland wet forest, 6 times found in La Selva, 11 times found in mature wet forest, 11 times found in 2º wet forest, 5 times found in lowland tropical rain forest, 8 times found in Wet forest, 6 times found in tropical rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 54 times beating vegetation, 19 times ex sifted leaf litter, 15 times Malaise trap, 5 times nest in dead branch, 8 times at bait, 7 times Sobre Vegetacion, 2 times collecting from Carapa guianensis, felled yesterday, along new roadcut just beyo, 4 times beating veg., 4 times strays, 1 times foragers on treefall, 3 times foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 60 times Malaise, 57 times Beating, 30 times Fogging, 27 times search, 16 times MiniWinkler, 6 times hand collecting, 8 times Baiting, 7 times Sweeping, 5 times Foggin, 3 times MaxiWinkler, 1 times flight intercept trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1150 meters, 232 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pseudomyrma dolichopsis implicata: casent0907532; Lectotype of Pseudomyrmex oculatus: casent0902915; syntype of Pseudomyrma dolichopsis: casent0907530; type of Pseudomyrma dolichopsis var. implicata: focol0518, focol0519, focol0520, focol0521

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