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Species: Forelius mccooki   (McCook, 1880) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Iridomyrmex mccooki McCook, 1880 PDF: 187 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Formica foetida Buckley, 1866 PDF: Wheeler, 1901c PDF: 520 and hence first available replacement name for Formica foetida Buckley, 1866 PDF: 167.
[Junior primary homonym of Formica foetida Linnaeus, 1758 PDF: 582.].
Replacement name: Forelius mccooki McCook, 1880 PDF: 187.
[Iridomyrmex maccooki Forel, 1878c PDF: 382. Nomen nudum.].
Mayr, 1886d PDF: 432 (q.m.); Forel, 1886b PDF: xxxix (w.).
Combination in Forelius: Emery, 1888d PDF: 389.
Senior synonym of Forelius andrei: Smith, 1979: 1419.
See also: Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 249; Ward, 2005 PDF: 9.
// 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 under stone, 1 times foragers on ground, 1 times stray foragers, ...

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, 10 times direct collection, 12 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan and alpha-pinene, 0 times bait trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 30 - 2365 meters, 947 meters average

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

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

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