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Species: Pseudomyrmex ferrugineus   (Smith, 1877) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pseudomyrma ferruginea Smith, 1877b PDF: 64 (w.) MEXICO. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Ward, 1989a PDF: 437). Primary type locality: lectotype Mexico: (no further data). Primary type depository: BMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: paralectotype workers (number not stated). Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Ward, 1989a PDF: 437.
Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 218
Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 56; Forel, 1899b PDF: 97; Emery, 1921c PDF: 32; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 218; Ward, 1989a PDF: 437; Brandão, 1991 PDF: 375; Ward, 1993 PDF: 136 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 372; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012 PDF: 264.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 23 times found in tropical moist forest, 5 times found in lowland tropical rain forest, 7 times found in 2º wet forest, 2 times found in moist forest, 6 times found in roadside edge, 3 times found in tropical dry forest, 5 times found in tropical rainforest, Acacia sp. times found in ex., 1 times found in tall secondgrowth forest, 3 times found in rainforest edge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 19 times beating vegetation, 13 times ex ant acacia, 14 times ex swollen-thorn Acacia, 11 times Malaise trap, 12 times Acacia hindsii, 8 times ex Acacia, 5 times at bait, 4 times ex sifted leaf litter, 4 times Acacia thorns, 4 times Acacia donelliana, 4 times Acacia, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times Beating, 16 times search, 0 times blacklight trap, 5 times hand collecting, 8 times Malaise, 5 times Baiting, 4 times Malaise trap, 4 times MaxiWinkler, 1 times direct collection, 2 times Flight Intercept Trap.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1360 meters, 317 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1911-12-27 00:00:00.0 and 2016-07-16 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pseudomyrma belti fulvescens: casent0904054; Lectotype of Pseudomyrmex ferrugineus: casent0902903

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