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Species: Forelius mccooki   (McCook, 1880) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Iridomyrmex mccooki McCook, 1880 PDF: 187 (w.) U.S.A. (Texas). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 252). Primary type locality: lectotype U.S.A.: Texas (H.C. McCook). Primary type depository: MHNG. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 3 paralectotype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 252.
[Misspelled as maccooki by Mayr, 1886d PDF: 432; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 168; and others.]
Replacement name for Forelius foetidus (Buckley, 1866). [Junior primary homonym of Neoponera foetida (Linnaeus, 1758).]
[Note: Forelius mccooki (McCook, 1880) junior synonym of Forelius foetidus (Buckley, 1866) (synonymy by Wheeler, 1901c PDF: 520); hence Forelius mccooki (McCook, 1880) first available replacement name for Forelius foetidus (Buckley, 1866) (Bolton, 1995b: 190).]
Mayr, 1886d PDF: 432 (q.m.)
Combination in Forelius: Emery, 1888d PDF: 389.
Senior homonym of Forelius maccooki (Forel, 1886)
Senior synonym of Forelius maccooki (Forel, 1886).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in in cultivated cotton, 217 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 0 times found in peripheral to cultivated cotton, 30 times found in cedar glade, 0 times found in Black Land Prairie, 21 times found in pine flatwoods, 17 times found in edge of Prosopsis forest and recreational field, 17 times found in pasture in Black Belt Prairie, 0 times found in in soybean field, 14 times found in in sand/gravel pit near upland hardwood forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times under rock, 7 times soil, 1 times oak litter, 3 times in dry creek, 1 times on down woody debris, 2 times nest in soil, 4 times vegetation, 3 times litter, 3 times ground nest, 3 times under stone, 1 times foragers on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 77 times pitfall trap, 61 times sweeping, 37 times malaise trap, 36 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan, 20 times Lindgren funnel, 19 times boxtrap, 9 times hand collecting, 13 times general collecting, 12 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan and alpha-pinene, 10 times direct collection, 0 times bait trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 30 - 2365 meters, 950 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1917-07-20 00:00:00.0 and 2018-08-19 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Forelius mccooki: casent0909716; syntype of Forelius mccooki andrei: casent0909717

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