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Species: Azteca muelleri   Emery, 1893 

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Azteca muelleri terminalis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Azteca muelleri Emery, 1893l: 131, pl. 1, figs. 12-15 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Azteca nigella: Wheeler, 1942 PDF: 236; of Azteca brunni, Azteca gibbifera, Azteca janeirensis, Azteca nigella, Azteca nigridens, Azteca wacketi: Longino, 1991a PDF: 1591.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Azteca muelleri terminalis.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, El Salvador, Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in tropical rain forest, 7 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in tropical semideciduous forest, 1 times found in Yard in the urban area, 1 times found in restinga, 1 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 19 times ex Cecropia glaziovi, 3 times ex Cecropia angustifolia, 0 times colony within Cecropia glaziovii, 1 times Cecropia.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 22 times search, 1 times Manual sampling.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1800 meters, 659 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Azteca muelleri: casent0909654; Lectotype of Azteca muelleri janeirensis: casent0909656; Lectotype of Azteca muelleri wacketi: casent0905110; paralectotype of Azteca muelleri: casent0905077, casent0905078; syntype of Azteca ulei gibbifera: casent0909698; syntype of Azteca muelleri brunni: casent0909655; syntype of Azteca muelleri nigridens: casent0909657; syntype of Azteca nigella: casent0905079

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