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Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands, Cordillera de Talamanca, Cordillera de Tilaran, and Cordillera de Guanacaste.
Pyramica cassicuspis Bolton 2000:216, fig. 147. Holotype worker: Costa Rica, Prov. Alajuela, Rio Penas Blancas, 10 degrees 19'N, 84 degrees 43'W, 800m, 26-28.iv.1987, #1579-s (J. Longino) [INBIO]. Paratype workers: same data as holotype; Costa Rica, Prov. Heredia, Est. Biol. La Selva, 10 degrees 26'N, 84 degrees 00'W, 50m, 14.x.1991, #3078-s (J. Longino) [BMNH, MCZ, LACM].
Members of the genus are all predaceous, with a static pressure mode of attack (Bolton 1999).
This species occurs in wet forest habitats, in leaf litter on the forest floor. It is known from relatively few collections.
Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 33:1639-1689.
Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini, with a revision of the Strumigenys species of the Malagasy Region by Brian L. Fisher, and a revision of the Austral epopostrumiform genera by Steven O. Shattuck. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 65:1-1028.
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