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Species: Procryptocerus nalini   Longino & Snelling, 2002 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Procryptocerus nalini Longino & Snelling, 2002 PDF: 22, fig. 1H (w.q.m.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Costa Rica: Prov. Heredia, Est. Biol. La Selva, 10°26’N, 84°00’W, 50-150 m., iv.1993, INBio-OET. Primary type depository: INBC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 14 paratype workers, 4 paratype queens, 2 paratype males. Secondary type locality: 9 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen with same data as holotype, 1 paratype worker, 2 paratype queens with same data as holotype but 15-21.vii.1986, #1398-s, #1422-s (J. Longino), 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype but 21-23.iv.1989 (H.A. Hespenheide), 3 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen, 2 paratype males with same data as holotype but iv.1993, #3456-s (J. Longino). Secondary type depositories: BMNH, CPDC, HHPC, INBC, JTLC, LACM, MCZC, MHNG, MZSP, NHMB, PSWC, USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bezděčková et al., 2015 PDF: 121.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica, Peru.


Natural History:

This species is an inhabitant of wet forest canopy. It is moderately abundant at La Selva Biological Station, where it has been collected in Malaise traps, canopy fogging samples, and from several fresh treefalls. One nest has been observed: it was in a thin dead stem in the crown of a recently felled Carapa guianensis tree, and contained brood, several workers, a dealate queen, and several adult males. The P. J. Stern collection was "ex Triplaris."

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in CC 1350 m., 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in mature wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times recently felled Carapa guianensis, foragers, 1 times recent treefall, 1 times recently felled Carapa guianensis, in dead stem, 2 times in fresh treefall, 1 times malaise trap, 1-2 year second growth forest edge, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times in recent branchfall, 1 times ex Triplaris, 1 times copa de árbol, 1 times Canopy fogging sample.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Search, 2 times Fogging, 2 times Malaise.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 400 meters, 68 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1982-03-01 00:00:00.0 and 2004-05-17 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: holotype nalini: inbiocri001238551; paratype nalini: lacment141722, lacment141723, inbiocri001238544, inbiocri001238545, inbiocri001238546, inbiocri001238549, inbiocri001238559, inbiocri001238577, inbiocri001238578, inbiocri001238599, inbiocri001238600; paratype of Procryptocerus nalini: inbiocri001238558

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