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Species: Pogonomyrmex barbatus   (Smith, 1858) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmica barbata Smith, 1858a PDF: 130 (q.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1870b PDF: 971 (w.); Mayr, 1887 PDF: 610 (m.); Wheeler, 1900b PDF: 20 (l.); Taber et al., 1988 PDF: 51 (k.).
Combination in Pogonomyrmex: Mayr, 1868b PDF: 170.
Senior synonym of Pogonomyrmex molefaciens: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 365; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 119; Cole, 1968: 56; of Pogonomyrmex nigrescens: Cole, 1968: 56.

Distribution:

  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: 34 times found in rocky outcrops and sparse vegetation above Pecos River, 15 times found in edge of Prosopsis forest and recreational field, 11 times found in in Prosopsis savannah area along Pecan (Carya ill.) forest edge, 10 times found in riparian area in oak-juniper-pine woodland, 9 times found in highland grassland, 3 times found in Oak-pine-juniper woodland, 3 times found in Acacia woodland, 2 times found in juniper woodland, 5 times found in along roadside, HWY 17, 5 times found in Meadow, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times nest in soil, 3 times ground nest, 2 times nest along dirt road, 3 times pitfall trap, 1 times on ground, 2 times mound along road, 3 times under rock, 1 times nocturnal foragers, 1 times ground forager, 2 times colony in soil, 1 times strays on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 88 times general collecting, 7 times search, 11 times direct collection, 10 times blacklight and mercury vapor lamp, 5 times pitfall, 3 times pitfall trap, 3 times hand collected, 1 times sweep net, 0 times sweeping, 1 times Berlese, 1 times colonies #25-27, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2408 meters, 1092 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pogonomyrmex barbatus: casent0900373



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