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Subspecies: Eciton vagans angustatum   Roger, 1863 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Eciton angustata Roger, 1863a PDF: 204 (w.) MEXICO (Yucatan). Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: Mexico: Yucatan, Campeche Bay (no collector’s name). Type-depository: MNHU. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1912f PDF: 207 (m.); Menozzi, 1931d PDF: 188 (q.)
Combination in Eciton (Eciton): Emery, 1910b PDF: 20.
Status as species: Roger, 1863b PDF: 36; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 459; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 77 (in key); Mayr, 1886b PDF: 116 (in key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 1; Forel, 1899b PDF: 25; Emery, 1910b PDF: 20.
Subspecies of Eciton burchellii: Emery, 1900e: 185
Junior synonym of Eciton vagans: Borgmeier, 1939 PDF: 405
Subspecies of Eciton vagans: Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 240 (redescription); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 103; Bolton, 1995b: 184.
Senior synonym of Eciton brunnea: Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 229; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 103; Bolton, 1995b: 184.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in rainforest, 7 times found in wet forest, 4 times found in tropical rainforest, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 3 times found in montane wet forest, 3 times found in moist forest, 1 times found in 2nd growth wet forest, 1 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 2 times found in roadside vegetation, 3 times found in tropical moist forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times column, 5 times column on ground, 7 times nocturnal column, 3 times at night; ground foragers, 3 times column on road, 2 times en el suelo, 3 times column on trail, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times Eciton with Odontomachus prey, 1 times at night; ground foragers crossing road, 1 times ground foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 25 times search, 2 times MiniWinkler, 2 times Observation, 1 times MaxiWinkler, 1 times pan traps, 1 times Sweeping, 1 times yellow pan trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1580 meters, 382 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1980-10-02 00:00:00.0 and 2023-01-22 00:00:00.0

Type specimens:

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