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Species: Pogonomyrmex rugosus   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pogonomyrmex barbatus subsp. rugosus Emery, 1895d PDF: 309 (w.m.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: U.S.A.: California, San Jacinto (no collector’s name). Type-depository: MSNG. Type notes: Emery also mentions isolated males from California, Bernardino County, which should probably not be regarded as type-material. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cole, 1968: 72 (q.); Taber et al., 1988 PDF: 51 (k.).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in desert, 14 times found in around desert marsh, 12 times found in along roadside, 10 times found in among Opuntia and Prosopsis, 10 times found in vacant lot in area with Opuntia and Prosopsis, 8 times found in in clustered mass on road, 6 times found in Sonoran desert, 2 times found in pine/oak forest, 4 times found in short grass prairie, 1 times found in sagebrush-riparian vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times nest in soil, 4 times nests and foragers on soil, 2 times crater nest in soil, 1 times gravel mound nest, 2 times tumulus nest, 1 times foragers on ground, 3 times foragers, 2 times under rock, 1 times strays on ground, 1 times stray foragers, 1 times open nest with 1m disk, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 75 times general collecting, 17 times hand collecting, 11 times search, 6 times direct collection, 2 times hand collected, 1 times disc mound, 1 times salt-borax-alkali.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 2591 meters, 1299 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1937-05-06 and 2019-09-07

Type specimens: syntype of Pogonomyrmex barbatus fuscatus: casent0904108; syntype of Pogonomyrmex barbatus rugosus: casent0904109; syntype of Pogonomyrmex barbatus marfensis: casent0904110

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