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Species: Novomessor cockerelli   (André, 1893) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Aphaenogaster (Ischnomyrmex) cockerelli André, 1893b PDF: 150 (w.) Date of publication (31).vii.1893. MEXICO (Chihuahua). Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: Mexico: Chihuahua, Montezuma (T.D.A. Cockerell). Type-depository: MNHN. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as cocquerelli by Emery, 1915k PDF: 73; Emery, 1921c PDF: 67.].
Combination in Aphaenogaster: Brown, 1974b PDF: 47.
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Distribution:

  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: 46 times found in vacant area adjacent to parking lot, 10 times found in nesting in dry creek bed in oak-juniper-pine woodland, 10 times found in vacant lot in area with Opuntia and Prosopsis, 4 times found in desert, 4 times found in along roadside, 3 times found in desert scrub, 4 times found in Cactus-ocotillo desert, 2 times found in creosote mesquite desert, 2 times found in picnic area along roadside, 1 times found in Port of entry, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times pitfall trap, 3 times large pebble crater, 1 times in dry stream bed, 2 times ground nest, 2 times Aphaenogaster nest in ground, 1 times with soil in jar, 2 times under rock, 1 times open nest in ground, 1 times ground forager, 1 times gravel mound, 1 times gravel crater, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 66 times general collecting, 3 times pitfall trap, 3 times direct collection, 2 times hand collected, 1 times Search, 2 times blacklight, 1 times hand collected|found dead, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times pitfall, 1 times creosote mesquite desert, 1 times ethylene glycol pitfall, ...

Elevations: collected from 518 - 2240 meters, 1129 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-10-12 and 2016-08-08

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster cockerelli: casent0915446; syntype of Aphaenogaster sonorae: castype00622



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