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Species: Mycetomoellerius turrifex   (Wheeler, 1903) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Atta (Trachymyrmex) turrifex Wheeler, 1903c PDF: 100, fig. 6 (w.q.) U.S.A. (Texas). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated). Primary type locality: U.S.A.: Texas, Travis County, Austin (W.M. Wheeler) (by restriction of Creighton, 1950a PDF: 324). Primary type depositories: AMNH, MCZC, USNM. Type notes: Other original syntype localities: U.S.A.: Texas, Pecos County, Fort Stockton (W.M. Wheeler), Texas, Valverde County, Del Rio and Langtry (W.M. Wheeler), Texas, Presidio County, Marfa (W.M. Wheeler), Texas, Burnet County, Marble Falls (W.M. Wheeler). AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Wheeler, 1907d PDF: 709 (redescription); Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 568; Wheeler, 1911i PDF: 249 (in key); Emery, 1924f PDF: 346; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 324; Smith, 1951c PDF: 831; Smith, 1979: 1412; Bolton, 1995b: 421; Rabeling et al., 2007 PDF: 22 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in mesquite woodland, 1 times found in subtropical thorn woodland, 1 times found in urban garden.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times worker on ground, 1 times under trees, sandy soil, 1 times strays.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 30 meters, 25 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1901-12-12 00:00:00.0 and 2009-07-22 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Trachymyrmex turrifex: casent0912531

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