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Species: Liometopum microcephalum   (Panzer, 1798) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Formica microcephala Panzer, 1798 PDF: no. 1652 (m.) AUSTRIA. Palearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype (?) male. Primary type locality: Austria: (no further data) (Panzer?). Primary type depository: unknown. Type notes: 1) No indication of number of specimens is given. 2) According to Horn & Kahle, 1936: 201, part of Panzer’s material is in MNHU. 3) Type material was not found by Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 129, nor by Del Toro et al., 2009 PDF: 328.] AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1861 PDF: 39 (w.q.)
Combination in Liometopum: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 39 (in key).
Junior synonym of Formica cunicularia: Stephens, 1829b: 357.
Status as species: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 39 (in key); Roger, 1863b PDF: 14; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 427; Emery, 1869b PDF: 11; André, 1874b: 186 (in key); Emery, 1878: 49; Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 454; André, 1882c PDF: 220 (in key); Mayr, 1886d PDF: 434; Forel, 1886e PDF: clxvii; Cresson, 1887 PDF: 258; Forel, 1889 PDF: 256; Nasonov, 1889: 26; Forel, 1892j PDF: 308; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 163; Ruzsky, 1902d PDF: 19; Ruzsky, 1905b: 481; Forel, 1911f PDF: 350; Emery, 1913a PDF: 20; Stitz, 1914 PDF: 78; Forel, 1915d: 44 (in key); Emery, 1916a PDF: 212; Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 88; Menozzi, 1918 PDF: 86; Menozzi, 1921 PDF: 32; Müller, 1921 PDF: 48; Soudek, 1922b PDF: 60; Müller, 1923b PDF: 109; Soudek, 1925b PDF: 16; Santschi, 1926f PDF: 287; Karavaiev, 1927e PDF: 339; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928b PDF: 25; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a PDF: 29; Finzi, 1930d PDF: 315; Arnol'di, 1933a: 601 (in key); Grandi, 1935 PDF: 102; Zimmermann, 1935 PDF: 41; Novák & Sadil, 1941 PDF: 95 (in key); Röszler, 1942b PDF: 31; Consani & Zangheri, 1952 PDF: 42; Ceballos, 1956: 309; Baroni Urbani, 1964c PDF: 158; Bernard, 1967a PDF: 253 (redescription); Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 158; Aktaç, 1977 PDF: 123; Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 548 (in key); Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 87 (in key); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 278 (in key); Kugler, 1988 PDF: 258; Le Moli & Rosi, 1991: 31; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 189; Collingwood, 1993b PDF: 195; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 129; Bolton, 1995b: 247; Poldi et al., 1995: 6; Gallé et al., 1998: 216; Markó & Csosz, 2002 PDF: 117; Karaman & Karaman, 2003 PDF: 46; Csosz & Markó, 2005 PDF: 239; Bračko, 2006 PDF: 144; Markó et al., 2006 PDF: 66; Petrov, 2006 PDF: 102 (in key); Bračko, 2007 PDF: 19; Seifert, 2007: 258; Werner & Wiezik, 2007 PDF: 141; Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008 PDF: 130; Paknia et al., 2008 PDF: 154; Del Toro et al., 2009 PDF: 325 (redescription); Vonshak & Ionescu-Hirsch, 2009 PDF: 38; Lapeva-Gjonova et al., 2010 PDF: 31; Csosz et al., 2011 PDF: 57; Karaman, 2011b PDF: 63; Legakis, 2011 PDF: 23; Borowiec & Salata, 2012 PDF: 511; Kiran & Karaman, 2012 PDF: 4; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 100; Bračko et al., 2014 PDF: 17; Tohmé & Tohmé, 2014 PDF: 137; Lebas et al., 2016: 114; Radchenko, 2016: 96; Steiner et al., 2017: 12; Salata & Borowiec, 2018c 10.5281/zenodo.2199191 PDF: 46; Seifert, 2018: 248; Werner et al., 2018 PDF: 6.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Georgia, Iran
    Europe: Albania, Austria, Balearic Islands, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

1 locality in E SLO

Biology:

On the trunk of Quercus robur

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in park in city, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in mountain pastures with limestone rocks, 1 times found in N-slope of rocks with single Quercus cerris, 1 times found in road in city, 1 times found in square in village.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under tree, 1 times on trunk of coniferous tree, 1 times on the ground near tree, 1 times on oak trunk, 1 times on ground & tree, 1 times nest in tree (Quercus cerris), 1 times ground foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search, 1 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 250 - 822 meters, 564 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1982-03-30 00:00:00.0 and 2019-07-27 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Formica austriaca: casent0915551



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