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Species: Neoponera mashpi   Troya & Lattke, 2022 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Neoponera mashpi Troya & Lattke, 2022 10.1163/1876312X-bja10034 PDF: 57, figs. 25-27, 28g-i, 29a (w.q.m.) FRENCH GUIANA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: French Guiana: (Sinnamary): Paracou, PS-02-3, (12km East from the village of Sinnamary), 5.2666°N, 52.9166°W, iv.2002 (J. Orivel). Primary type depository: CPDC. Primary type specimen: ATPFOR2054–2. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 12 paratype workers, 2 paratype queens, 2 paratype males. Secondary type localities: 1 paratype worker Brazil: Amazonas, Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke, INPA, 2.93333°S, 59.96666°W, 106m, 29.vii.1999 (G. Melo); 1 paratype worker with same data as previous except 2.96304°S, 59.92286°W, 111m, 14.ix.1987, fotoeclector (J. Souza; 1 paratype male Brazil: Bahia, Porto Seguro, 16.44545°S, 39.06579°W, 3m, 23.ix.1997, Malaise (J.R.M. Santos); 2 paratype workers with same data as previous except Refugio da Vida Silvestre do Una, 15.2323°S, 39.1151°W, 70m, 4.x.1999 (J.R.S. Santos); 1 paratype worker Brazil: Pará, Fazenda Vitoria, 2.98345°S, 47.34994°W, 82m, 21.xii.1991 (P. Moutinho); 1 paratype worker with same data as previous except Floresta Nacional Caxiuana, 1.716667°S, 51.45000°W, 32m, 24.iii.1998, Malaise (O. Silveira, J. Pena); 1 paratype worker with same data as previous except 1.73333°S, 51.45000°W, 21m, ix.2012, ex pitfall (D. Cunha et al.); 1 paratype worker Brazil: Rio Grande do Norte, Tabatinga, 6.06753°S, 35.10311°W, 12m, ix.2005 (J. Martins); 1 paratype worker Brazil: Rondônia, Area Caiçara, 9.433110°S, 64.80237°W, 103m, 4.i.2011, Winkler (R. Silva, R. Probst); 1 paratype worker Colombia: Putumayo, Parque Nacional Natural La Playa, 0.11667°S, 74.93333°W, 320m, 14.v.2001 (R. Cobete); 1 paratype worker Ecuador: Orellana, Tiputini Biodiversity Station, 0.63333°S, 76.15°W, 236m, 11.xii.2011 (S.O. Donnell); 1 paratype worker Ecuador: Pichincha, Reserva de Biodiversidad Mashpi, 50 km NW Quito, 0.1544°N, 78.8905°W, 746m, iv.2017, hand collected (A. Troya); 1 paratype worker French Guiana: Cayenne, Nouragues Natural Reserve, 1km E of Nouragues Station, Grand Plateau, 4.0889°N, 52.6749°W, 120m, 21.viii.2018; 1 paratype worker, 1 paratype queen French Guiana: Sinnamary, 12km East from the village of Sinnamary, Paracou Station, 5.26667°N, 52.91667°W, 50m, iv.2002 (J. Orivel); 1 paratype queen Peru: Madre de Dios, Sachavacayoc camp, 12.81667°S, 69.36667°W, 229m, 26.vii.2012 (I. Fernandes). Secondary type depositories: BMNH, CASC, CPDC, DZUP, IAVH, ICN, INPA, MCZC, MEPN, MHNG, MPEG, MZSP, USNM. Secondary type specimen: workers: ATPFOR1985, INPAHYM033803, DZUP549512, ATPFOR2029, MPEG03006223, MPEG03020126, ATPFOR2010, AT2206, IAVH–E–49610, DZUP549443, MEPNINV38315, ATPFOR1976, ATPFOR2054–1; queens: ATPFOR2054, INPAHYM033802; male: ATPFOR2077. Type notes: Troya & Lattke, 2022 10.1163/1876312X-bja10034 PDF specify 12 paratype workers and 2 paratype males but go on to list 13 paratype workers and only 1 paratype male. AntCat AntWiki
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):


J. Longino, 14 July 2023: preliminary UCE results for 3 specimens of mashpi and 1 specimen of laevigatus, mashpi is paraphyletic with respect to laevigatus.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in montane wet forest, 3 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in mature rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest edge, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary, 1 times found in Andean cloud forest, mountain tropical forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times aggregation in duff, 1 times column with termite prey, 1 times underground nest, 1 times in road, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times column on forest floor.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Malaise, 3 times search, 1 times hand collected, 1 times maxiWinkler.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 746 meters, 557 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1980-06-14 00:00:00.0 and 2018-08-21 00:00:00.0

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