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Species: Gnamptogenys bisulca   Kempf & Brown, 1968 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Gnamptogenys bisulca Kempf & Brown, 1968 PDF: 92 (w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Colombia: Valle Dept., nr Represa Calima, on road to Loboguerrero, ca 1600 m., 14.iii.1967, no. H-161 (R.B. Root & W.L. Brown). Type-depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 38 paratype workers, paratype males (number not stated, “a few”). Paratype-locality: paratype workers Valle, mountain above Salidi, nr Cali, ca 1900 m., 23.iii.1967, no. H-164 (R.B. Root & W.L. Brown), paratype workers, males Valle, SW Cali, Pichindé Valley, 1570 m., 22.iii.1967, no. H-161 (R.B. Root & W.L. Brown). Paratype-depositories: CUIC, DZSP, MCZC, MZSP. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador (Lattke 1995). Costa Rica: mid-elevation Atlantic slope in Cordillera Volcanica Central.


Kempf, W. W., W. L. Brown, Jr. 1968. Report on some neotropical ant studies. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia 22:89-102.

Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in montane wet forest, 3 times found in cloud forest, primary, along steep ridge near peak, 2 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in wet montane cloud forest, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in moss forest, 1 times found in premontane rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times Hojarasca, 5 times Ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times litter, 1 times Sobre Vegetacion, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times at bait.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Mini Winkler, 3 times Winkler, 2 times maxiWinkler, 2 times miniwinkler, 1 times pitfall, 1 times Pitfall Trap, 1 times Sweeping, 1 times baiting, 1 times berlese, 1 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 550 - 2000 meters, 1120 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1967-03-23 and 2015-06-19

Type specimens: paratype of Gnamptogenys bisulca: casent0911161

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