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Species: Pseudomyrmex laevifrons   Ward, 1989 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pseudomyrmex laevifrons Ward, 1989a PDF: 440. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Pseudomyrmex laeviceps (Smith, 1877).
[Junior primary homonym of Tetraponera laeviceps (Smith, 1859).].
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in edge of second-growth rainforest, 7 times found in rainforest, 6 times found in CCL 840M, 3 times found in rainforest edge, 3 times found in tropical moist forest, 2 times found in 2nd growth rainforest, 2 times found in CES 300m., 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in cacao plantation, 1 times found in CES 300, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times on low vegetation, 3 times ex dead twig melastom. tree, 3 times on recently felled trees, 4 times felled tree, 3 times ex dead twig vine, 1 times recently felled Carapa guianensis, foragers, 1 times recent treefall, 2 times recent tree-fall, 2 times in fresh treefall, 1 times ex dead twig, 1 times strays on vegetation, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Fogging, 7 times search, 2 times direct collection, 3 times Malaise, 00-12 times beating vegetation, 10, 1 times beating vegetation (2 hours), 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times sweeping.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 600 meters, 160 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1954-12-11 and 2018-08-28

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pseudomyrmex laevifrons: casent0902923

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