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Species: Pheidole kasparii   Longino, 2019 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole kasparii Longino, 2019 PDF: 40, plate 5 (s.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Costa Rica, San José: 8km S Santa Maria, 9.57666 -83.94911 ±20 m, 1700 m, 25-Jun-2015, cloud forest, under epiphytes (J. Longino, JTL9356) [MUCR, unique specimen identifier CASENT0637174]. AntCat AntWiki


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in cloud forest, 31 times found in cloud forest edge, near dairy farm pasture, some big trees in rocky areas, probably disturbed primary or old second growth, on a steep slope, 17 times found in cloud forest, mature but probably disturbed, some big trees, bordering road on steep slope, 9 times found in riparian forest, cloud forest along stream, near dairy farm pasture, 2nd growth or disturbed primary, 5 times found in cloud forest, on steep slope, probably old 2nd growth, near pasture, 4 times found in cloud forest, 2ndary, near pasture, 1 times found in cloud forest edge, near pasture, 3 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, isolated peak with oak trees, 2 times found in cloud forest, oak forest, on ridgetop, 2 times found in oak cloud forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 74 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times nest under epiphytes, 11 times at bait, 1 times under epiphytes, 1 times nest in live stem Siparuna, 1 times nest in clay bank, 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times in fallen tree, 1 times in acorn in litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 60 times miniWinkler, 9 times search, 13 times maxiWinkler, 11 times baiting, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 730 - 2170 meters, 1630 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole kasparii Longino 2019: casent0637174; Paratype of Pheidole kasparii Longino 2019: casent0637175, casent0637176, casent0637177, casent0637178, casent0646437, casent0646438, casent0646439, casent0646440, casent0646441, casent0646442, casent0646443, casent0646444, casent0646445, casent0646446

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