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Species: Formica canadensis   Santschi, 1914 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica cinerea var. canadensis Santschi, 1914a PDF: 435 (w.q.) CANADA. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 550 (q.); Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 63 (m.).
Combination in Formica (Serviformica): Emery, 1925d PDF: 246.
Junior synonym of Formica lepida: Smith, 1961a PDF: 252.
Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 60.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in alpine meadow, 3 times found in alpine/conifer forest, 1 times found in open grassland, 1 times found in subalpine meadow, 1 times found in alpine veg..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest under stone, 4 times under stone, 2 times soil mound nest, 1 times soil mound around stones, 1 times forager.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times search, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 2703 - 3220 meters, 2976 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Formica canadensis: casent0912256

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