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Species: Aphaenogaster megommata   Smith, 1963 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma) megommatus Smith, 1963c PDF: 244, fig. 1 (w.) U.S.A. (Nevada). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: U.S.A.: Nevada, Washoe County, Pyramid Lake, 1 mi. N Camp Foster, 20.iv.1952 (I. LaRivers). Primary type depository: USNM. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 42 paratype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depository: USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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

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Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 2 times found in Sonoran desert, 2 times found in Creosotebush-Ambrosia dumosa association, 1 times found in Desert, 1 times found in Atriplex association, 1 times found in coastal desert, 1 times found in creosote-ocotillo-Ambrosia dumosa, 1 times found in sagebrush desert, 1 times found in saltbush, 1 times found in sandy desert.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest under rock, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ground foragers at night, 2 times ground foragers, 1 times sand soil, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times nocturnal ground foragers, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times 6” tumulus nest with chaff in sandy-gravelly soil, 1 times 5” tumulus nest in deep coarse sandy wash, 1 times 5" tumulus nest in deep coarse sandy wash, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Search; Night, 1 times Pitfall @ blacklight, 1 times pitfall trap, 15 pm 29 June 2016 and picked up 13 hours later times transect of 8 pitfall traps (28 mm internal diameter), set out 8.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1365 meters, 823 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1966-03-05 and 2018-05-02

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