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Species: Rasopone costaricensis   Longino & Branstetter, 2020 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Rasopone costaricensis Longino & Branstetter, 2020 10.1093/isd/ixaa004 PDF: 11, figs. 8-11, S3-7 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Costa Rica: Puntarenas, Monteverde, 10.30829, - 84.78498±50 m., 1617 m., 13.v.2014, cloud forest, ex sifted leaf litter, JTL8628-s (J. Longino). Type-depository: UCRS. Type-specimen: CASENT0635809. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 7 paratype workers. Paratype-locality: 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype, 2 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 10.29905, - 84.78292±200 m., 1570 m., 30.iv.1989, JTL2486-s, 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype but 10.3, -84.8±2 km., 1500 m., 26.vi.1984, JTL26Jun84, 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype but 10.30649, -84.81756±100 m., 1290 m., 21.xii.2013, evergreen forest, in clay bank soil, JTL8467, 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype but 10.30719, -84.78627±50 m., 1670 m., 13.v.2014, JTL8627-s, 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype but 10.31156, -84.81459±50 m., 1480 m., 31.xii.2015, cloud forest, under stone, JTL9474. Paratype-depositories and specimens: CASC: CASENT0644841, CASENT0635758; DZUP: INBIOCRI002278996; MCZC: INBIOCRI001281356; UCDC: INBIOCRI001281355; USNM: CASENT0635807, CASENT0632484. AntCat AntWiki
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 61 times found in montane wet forest, 19 times found in cloud forest, 6 times found in cloud forest, probably old second growth, matrix of dense bamboo and more open forest, 3 times found in wet forest, 4 times found in cloud forest edge, near dairy farm pasture, some big trees in rocky areas, probably disturbed primary or old second growth, on a steep slope, 2 times found in cloud forest, old second growth, riparian, 1 times found in cloud forest, old second growth, matrix of forest and open bamboo areas, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 2 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in oak ridge, bamboo forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 37 times Hojarasca, 25 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times sifted leaf litter, 9 times Hojarasca, bosque, 4 times Hojarasca, en bosque paralelo al sendero gradiente fuerte y al lado de paredon, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter on ground, 2 times under stone, 1 times under epiphytes, 1 times tomada en la naciente cerca del refugio, 1 times nest in rotten wood, 1 times leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 58 times Mini Winkler, 13 times miniWinkler, 10 times Berlese, 11 times search, 8 times Winkler, 3 times maxiWinkler, 1 times bait, 1 times baiting.

Elevations: collected from 250 - 2020 meters, 1644 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1984-06-26 and 2020-01-19

Type specimens: Holotype of Rasopone costaricensis Longino & Branstetter 2020: casent0635809; Paratype of Rasopone costaricensis Longino & Branstetter 2020: casent0632484, casent0635758, casent0635807, casent0644841, inbiocri001281355, inbiocri001281356, inbiocri002278996



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