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Species: Pogonomyrmex barbatus   (Smith, 1858) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Myrmica barbata Smith, 1858a PDF: 130 (q.) MEXICO. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype queen. Type-locality: Mexico (no further data). Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1870b PDF: 971 (w.); Mayr, 1887 PDF: 611 (m.); Wheeler, 1900b PDF: 20 (l.); Taber et al., 1988 PDF: 51 (k.).
Combination in Pogonomyrmex: Mayr, 1868b PDF: 170.
Status as species: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 431; Mayr, 1870b PDF: 971 (in key); Mayr, 1886d PDF: 449; Forel, 1886b PDF: xlii; Mayr, 1887 PDF: 610 (in key); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 260; André, 1893b PDF: 152; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 118; Emery, 1895d PDF: 308; Pergande, 1896 PDF: 894; Forel, 1899b PDF: 61; Wheeler, 1900b PDF: 20; Forel, 1901d PDF: 128; Wheeler, 1902a PDF: 98 (in key); Wheeler, 1902d PDF: 390 (in key); Santschi, 1911d PDF: 5; Wheeler, 1914c PDF: 51; Santschi, 1911d PDF: 5; Emery, 1921c PDF: 46; Essig, 1926 PDF: 860; Olsen, 1934 PDF: 500; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 116; Smith, 1951c PDF: 792; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1953a PDF: 107; Cole, 1954b PDF: 117; Smith, 1958c PDF: 114; Smith, 1967a PDF: 351; Cole, 1968: 56 (redescription); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1971: 385; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 207; Smith, 1979: 1353; Petralia & Vinson, 1980 PDF: 381; Allred, 1982: 495; MacKay et al., 1985: 48; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 27 (in key); MacKay et al., 1988: 99; Bolton, 1995b: 339; Taber, 1998 PDF: 148 (in key); Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 209.
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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

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 34 times found in rocky outcrops and sparse vegetation above Pecos River, 15 times found in edge of Prosopsis forest and recreational field, 11 times found in in Prosopsis savannah area along Pecan (Carya ill.) forest edge, 10 times found in riparian area in oak-juniper-pine woodland, 9 times found in highland grassland, 3 times found in Oak-pine-juniper woodland, 3 times found in Acacia woodland, 5 times found in along roadside, HWY 17, 5 times found in Meadow, 2 times found in Acacia brushland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times nest in soil, 3 times ground nest, 2 times nest along dirt road, 1 times on ground, 2 times mound along road, 3 times under rock, 3 times pitfall trap, 1 times nocturnal foragers, 1 times ground forager, 2 times colony in soil, 1 times strays on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 88 times general collecting, 8 times search, 11 times direct collection, 10 times blacklight and mercury vapor lamp, 5 times pitfall, 3 times pitfall trap, 3 times hand collected, 1 times sweep net, 0 times sweeping, 1 times Berlese, 1 times colonies #25-27, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2408 meters, 1092 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1906-08-31 and 2019-03-11

Type specimens: syntype of Pogonomyrmex barbatus: casent0900373



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