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Species: Aphaenogaster senilis   Mayr, 1853 

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Aphaenogaster senilis disjuncta

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Aphaenogaster senilis Mayr, 1853c PDF: 108 (w.q.) ITALY. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1916a PDF: 140 (m.).
Junior synonym of Aphaenogaster testaceopilosa: Nylander, 1856b PDF: 86; Smith, 1858a PDF: 165 (misspelled as Aphaenogaster similis); Roger, 1859 PDF: 255; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 107.
Revived status as species: Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 161; Santschi, 1933d PDF: 396; Cagniant, 1964 PDF: 100; Bernard, 1967a PDF: 132.
Senior synonym of Aphaenogaster acoreensis: Yarrow, 1967 PDF: 26; of Aphaenogaster fuentei: Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 67; of Aphaenogaster occidua: Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009 PDF: 486; of Aphaenogaster senilis grata: Boer, 2013 PDF: 81.
Current subspecies: nominal plus A. s. disjuncta.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Morocco
    Europe: France, Italy, Portugal, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:


Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Urbano, 1 times found in Q. ilex+C. siliqua, 3 times found in maquis shrubland, 2 times found in Encinar (Dehesa), 3 times found in Pinar, 2 times found in Pinus halepensis+pistacea lentiscus, 1 times found in Gardens, 2 times found in Campo de labranza, 2 times found in Parque, 1 times found in Bosque claro de P. sylvaticus, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times nbp, 6 times Forrajeando, 3 times Foraging, 3 times foraging on the ground, 2 times Nido, 1 times under stone, 1 times under log (-10-0 cm), 1 times under flat stone, 1 times open (-30-0 cm), 1 times on ground, 1 times foraging under tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 29 times Hand, 8 times search, 3 times Pitfall, 3 times Net.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1250 meters, 400 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 0007-02-28 and 2017-05-26

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster senilis grata: casent0913126; syntype of Aphaenogaster senilis occidua: casent0913127; syntype of Aphaenogaster senilis acoreensis: casent0913124; type of Aphaenogaster senilis var. occidua: focol1238, focol1239

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