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Species: Aphaenogaster inermis   Forel, 1899 

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Santschi, 1933

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Aphaenogaster (Ischnomyrmex) araneoides var. inermis Forel, 1899e PDF: 60 (w.m.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Mackay & Dash, 2016 10.3157/061.142.0108 PDF: 8). Primary type locality: lectotype Costa Rica: (no further data) (Tonduz) (by restriction of Mackay & Mackay, 2017: 275). Primary type depository: MSNG. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 5 paralectotype workers, 2 paralectotype males. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: MSNG. Type notes: Other original syntype locality: Panama: Bugaba (Champion). There is inconsistency here as Forel, 1899b PDF: 60, states that the Costa Rica sample contained only workers, while the Panama sample was of workers and males. Therefore the males designated as paralectotypes could not originate in Costa Rica, and both localities must be represented in the lectotype/paralectotype series. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Mackay & Dash, 2016 10.3157/061.142.0108 PDF: 8.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
    Europe: Italy
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical, Palearctic

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in tropical rain forest, 1 times found in tropical rain forest, clay loam soil.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in log, dense forest, 1 times clay loam soil, nest in log, dense forest.

Elevations: collected at 47 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 2003-07-13

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