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Species: Myrmecocystus navajo   Wheeler, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmecocystus mexicanus subsp. navajo Wheeler, 1908g PDF: 360, fig. 11 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 449
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in juniper woodland ecotone, 2 times found in pine-juniper woodland, 2 times found in Shortgrass prairie, 1 times found in desert flat, 1 times found in Grazed Juniper, Q. turbinella scrub to 20' tall along shallow wash., 1 times found in in sandy wash, 1 times found in Juniper-wdld. ecotone, 1 times found in low dunes, 1 times found in Pinyon-Juniper with Rhus trilobata & Quercus turbinella, 1 times found in Cactus-yucca desert, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ground nest, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times Coarse sand in open wash bottom. Sparse groundcover, 1 times open disc on sand, 1 times across sandy trail, 1 times 8" tumulus with 0.5 cm nest entrance.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Malaise, 1 times search, 1 times Gravelly cone 3" diam. in open., 1 times Digging up Founding Chamber, 1 times direct collection, 1 times night.

Elevations: collected from 606 - 13725 meters, 2132 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1947-06-02 00:00:00.0 and 2021-08-01 00:00:00.0

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