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Species: Pogonomyrmex californicus   (Buckley, 1867) 

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Pogonomyrmex californicus barnesi, Pogonomyrmex californicus californicus, Pogonomyrmex californicus estebania, Pogonomyrmex californicus estebanius, Pogonomyrmex californicus hindlei, Pogonomyrmex californicus hindleyi, Pogonomyrmex californicus longinodis, Pogonomyrmex californicus maricopa, Pogonomyrmex californicus nitratus, Pogonomyrmex californicus sinaloanus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Myrmica californica Buckley, 1867 PDF: 336 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pogonomyrmex: Emery, 1895d PDF: 311.
Senior synonym of Pogonomyrmex estebanius, Pogonomyrmex longinodis, Pogonomyrmex nitratus: Cole, 1968: 120; of Pogonomyrmex hindleyi: Snelling, 1982a PDF: 98.
See also: Tulloch, 1930a PDF: 61.


Nearctic Region: Arizona, Baja California Sur, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah
Neotropical Region: Baja California Norte

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 1 times found in Sonoran Desert, 0 times found in Desert woodland, 3 times found in sand dunes, 2 times found in pine/oak scrub, 3 times found in oak conifer woods, 0 times found in Joshua Tree Desert, 0 times found in Saltbush Desert, 1 times found in pine/oak woodland, 1 times found in Redshank chaparral, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in sand, 2 times ground foragers at night, 1 times ground foragers, 2 times foragers, 1 times crater nest in soil, 1 times stray foragers on ground, 1 times stray foragers, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times nest at base of Larrea, 1 times ground foragers under Sarcobatus, 1 times crater nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 78 times hand collected, 12 times hand collecting, 8 times search, 1 times Bee bowl, coll. via bee bowls, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times Roadside, 1 times ground trap, 1 times in copula, 1 times collected by hand from top of nest, 0 times Ex three colonies.

Elevations: collected from 45 - 1839 meters, 821 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pogonomyrmex badius estebanius: castype00625, castype00626; syntype of Pogonomyrmex californicus hindlei: casent0900376; syntype of Pogonomyrmex badius estebanius: casent0904116; syntype of Pogonomyrmex californicus longinodis: casent0904115; syntype of Pogonomyrmex californius hindleyi: casent0907665

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