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Species: Myrmecocystus arenarius   Snelling, 1982 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Myrmecocystus (Eremnocystus) arenarius Snelling, 1982b PDF: 71, figs. 1-6, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. Primary type information: E end Blow Sand Mts., elev. 4600', (T 15N, R 30E), Churchill Co., NEVADA, 14 Mar. 1979 (R. C. Bechtel and R. W. Rust AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Myrmecocystus snellingi: Bolton, 1995b: 275 (unnecessary replacement name)
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in sandy desert, 1 times found in desert scrub.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground nest, 1 times foragers on Larrea tridentata.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times hand collecting.

Elevations: collected from 875 - 1402 meters, 1292 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1979-03-14 and 2016-04-21

Type specimens: paratype of Myrmecocystus arenarius: casent0103513, casent0103514, casent0103515, casent0105773

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