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Species: Aphaenogaster texana   Wheeler, 1915 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Aphaenogaster texana Wheeler, 1915b PDF: 412 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. Primary type information: Texas. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Stenamma fulvum aquia texanum Emery, 1895d PDF: 306; unavailable name.].
Combination in Atta (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921c PDF: 60.
Status as species: Umphrey, 1996 PDF: 558 (key).
Senior synonym of Aphaenogaster furvescens, Aphaenogaster silvestrii: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 152.
[Unidentifiable taxa originally attached to Aphaenogaster texana: see entries under Aphaenogaster nana and Aphaenogaster punctithorax].

Taxon Page Images:

Aphaenogaster texana (Portal, Arizona, USA).
Image copyright Alex Wild.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, 3 times found in Oak-pine-juniper woodland, 3 times found in pinyon-oak-juniper woodland, 5 times found in Oak-hickory forest, 1 times found in postoak/grass parkland, 0 times found in Black Land Prairie, 3 times found in Desert canyon forest, 1 times found in oak juniper woodland, 2 times found in oak-juniper-pine woodland, 2 times found in fir-pine-oak forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times log stage 4, 2 times under rock near creek, 1 times strays, 3 times log stage 5, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times under stone, 3 times under rock, 1 times new colony under stone nanite, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times nest beneath stone, 2 times in litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Search, 5 times hand collecting, 3 times winkler, 0 times general collecting, 2 times direct collection, 1 times bait, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2256 meters, 1252 meters average

Type specimens:

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