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Species: Formica (rufa-group) obscuripes   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Formica rufa r. obscuripes Forel, 1886b PDF: xxxix (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1893k PDF: 650 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1953c PDF: 165 (l.); Hung, 1969 PDF: 456 (k.).
Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 492.
Senior synonym of Formica aggerans: Forel, 1914c PDF: 619; Creighton, 1940a PDF: 1; of Formica melanotica: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 492.
Material of the unavailable name Formica rubiginosa referred here by Creighton, 1940a PDF: 1.
See also: Weber, 1935 PDF: 165.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in shrub steppe, 6 times found in conifer forest, 1 times found in sagebrush, 5 times found in aspen forest, 0 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 1 times found in lodgepole pine forest, 0 times found in Shortgrass prairie, 0 times found in oak woodland, 2 times found in alpine meadow edge, 2 times found in shrub steppe/aspen, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 83 times search, 0 times Thatched nest, 1 times under rock, 4 times hand collecting, 0 times Roadside, 0 times Thached nest, 0 times Thatch nest of pine needles, 0 times under rocks, 0 times rotting log, 0 times Under thatched boulder, 0 times Grassy bench, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2896 meters, 1521 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Formica obscuripes: casent0911081; syntype of Formica rufa obscuriventris melanotica: casent0905698

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