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Species: Atta laevigata   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Oecodoma laevigata Smith, 1858a PDF: 182, pl. 10, fig. 24 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1913m PDF: 239 (m.); Gonçalves, 1942 PDF: 336 (q.).
Combination in Atta: Roger, 1863b PDF: 35.
in Atta (Neoatta): Gonçalves, 1942 PDF: 348; Borgmeier, 1959b PDF: 365; in Atta (Epiatta): Borgmeier, 1950d PDF: 247.
Subspecies of Atta sexdens: Mayr, 1865 PDF: 80.
Revived status as species: Forel, 1913m PDF: 239; Menozzi, 1935b PDF: 197; Borgmeier, 1939 PDF: 423; Gonçalves, 1942 PDF: 348; Borgmeier, 1959b PDF: 365.
Senior synonym of Atta bolchevista: Borgmeier, 1950d PDF: 243; of Atta venezuelensis: Borgmeier, 1959b PDF: 365; of Atta silvai: Delabie, 1998: 339.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Guyana, Paraguay, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Alto Paraná, Amambay, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Concepción, Cordillera, San Pedro

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Atta laevigata   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 30, (download) 30 21367
Atta laevigata   Forel, A., 1905, Miscellanea myrmicologiques, II (1905)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 49, pp. 155-185: 157, (download) 157 4001
Atta laevigata   Borgmeier, T., 1939, Nova contribuição para o conhecimento das formigas neotropicais (Hym. Formicidae)., Revista de Entomologia, São Paulo 10, pp. 403-428: 427, (download) 427 6484

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in cerrado, 0 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 1 times found in clearing, 1 times found in campo cerrado, 1 times found in Eucalyptus plantation 3 yo.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground nest, 1 times Leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection, 4 times Epigaeic pitfall, 2 times Pitfall, 1 times Pitfall48h.

Elevations: collected from 44 - 800 meters, 322 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Atta laevigata: casent0900488; syntype of Atta sexdens rubropilosa bolchevista: casent0909447, casent0909448

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