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Species: Pheidole caliginosa   Longino, 2019 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole caliginosa Longino, 2019 doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4599.1.1 PDF: 29, plate 55 (s.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Costa Rica, San José: Cerro Plano, 9.48141 -83.96276 ±100 m, 1070 m, 6-Jul-2015, ridgetop cloud forest, at bait (ADMAC, Ba-E-06-1-03-11) [MUCR, unique specimen identifier CASENT0631248]. AntCat AntWiki

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 11 times found in montane wet forest, along ridge leading to stream, oak trees, near pasture, 16 times found in montane wet forest, along ridge leading to stream, oak trees present, probably mature or old 2nd growth with relict trees, near pasture, 10 times found in montane wet forest, along ridge descending to major river, a mix of old 2ndary forest on one slope and more mature forest on the other, 10 times found in montane wet forest, near streams, 4 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 7 times found in montane wet forest, up steep slope, oak trees, near pasture, 4 times found in mature rainforest, near pasture edge, small stream through forest, 3 times found in mature rainforest, edge of forest near pasture and agricultural land, steep rocky terrain, 2 times found in montane wet forest, near edge of pasture, 1 times found in montane wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 35 times at bait, 33 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times beating veg..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 35 times baiting, 28 times miniWinkler, 5 times maxiWinkler, 3 times beating.

Elevations: collected from 490 - 1070 meters, 753 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole caliginosa Longino 2019: casent0631248; Paratype of Pheidole caliginosa Longino 2019: casent0632079, casent0646457, casent0646458, casent0646459, casent0646460, casent0646461, casent0646462, casent0646463, casent0646464, casent0646465, casent0646466, casent0646467, casent0646468



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