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Species: Aphaenogaster spinosa   Emery, 1878 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Aphaenogaster testaceopilosa var. spinosa Emery, 1878c PDF: 54 (footnote), fig. (w.) ITALY. Palearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Italy: Sardinia, S. Vito, Tacco Sant’Antonio (Gestro). Primary type depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1908d PDF: 320 (q.m.)
Material of the nomen nudum Aphaenogaster spinosa corsica referred here by Baroni Urbani, 1971d PDF: 1039; Bolton, 1995b: 73.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: France, Italy, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Urban Garden, 2 times found in Ruderal, 1 times found in park (open), 1 times found in path, forest edge, 1 times found in Ruderal among crops.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times Foraging, 2 times Nest open in soil, 1 times nbp, 1 times in lawn, 1 times ground nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times Hand, 2 times search.

Elevations: collected from 60 - 750 meters, 281 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1872-04-01 and 2017-05-23

Type specimens: Holotype of Aphaenogaster corsica: casent0915439; syntype of Aphaenogaster spinosa corsica: casent0913130; syntype of Aphaenogaster testaceopilosa spinosa: casent0904163; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Stenamma testaceopilosum spinosum nitidum: casent0904179; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Stenamma testaceopilosum spinosum romanum: casent0904166

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