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Species: Daceton armigerum   (Latreille, 1802) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica armigera Latreille, 1802a PDF: 244, pl. 9, fig. 58 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype? workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Brazil: (no further data) (“collection du Stathouder”). Primary type depository: MNHN ? (not confirmed). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Atta: Guérin-Méneville, 1844a PDF: 421.
Combination in Daceton: Perty, 1833: 136; Smith, 1853 PDF: 226.
[Note: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 406, gives Daceton cordata as senior synonym, but Daceton armigerum has priority (Roger, 1863b PDF: 40).]
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Daceton armigerum   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 160-161, (download) 160-161 8127
Daceton armigerum   Azorsa, F. & Sosa-Calvo, J., 2008, Description of a remarkable new species of ant in the genus Daceton Perty (Formicidae: Dacetini) from South America., Zootaxa 1749, pp. 27-38: 30-32, (download) 30-32 21510

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in scrubby forest, 1 times found in savanna and rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in rock savana, 1 times found in scrubby riparian forest, 1 times found in Secondary forest in city park, 1 times found in tropical moist forest, 1 times found in premontane rainforest, 1 times found in WhiteSand, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest series, ex tree, 1 times at day; stray ants, 1 times stray forager, 1 times on tree trunk, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times nest in live branch in tree fall same collection number as AVS#4387, 1 times LeafLitter, 1 times foraging on tree same collection as AVS#4385, 1 times at bait.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search, 1 times baiting, 1 times Pitfall48h.

Elevations: collected from 4 - 820 meters, 246 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1920-08-16 00:00:00.0 and 2020-09-24 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Daceton armigerum: casent0916655

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