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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: HOLOTYPE: 1 worker, Costa Rica, Puntarenas: Monteverde, 10.30892 −84.78498 ±50 m, 1,617 m, 13 v-2014, cloud forest, ex sifted leaf litter, J. Longino, JTL8628-s [UCR, unique specimen identifier CASENT0635809]. Secondary type information: PARATYPES: same data as holotype [1 worker, CAS, CASENT0644841]; same data except 10.29905 −84.78292 ±200 m, 1,570 m, 30-iv-1989, JTL2486-s [1 worker, MCZC, INBIOCRI001281356; 1 worker, UCD, INBIOCRI001281355]; 10.3 −84.8 ±2 km, 1,500 m, 26-vi-1984, JTL26Jun84/grou [1 worker, DZUP, INBIOCRI002278996]; 10.30649 −84.81756 ±100 m, 1,290 m, 21-xii-2013, evergreen forest, in clay bank soil, JTL8467 [1 worker, CAS, CASENT0635758]; 10.30719 −84.78627 ±50 m, 1,670 m, 13-v-2014, JTL8627-s [1worker, USNM, CASENT0635807]; 10.31156 −84.80459 ±50 m, 1,480 m, 31-xii-2015, cloud forest, under stone, JTL9474 [1 worker, USNM, CASENT0632484]. AntCat AntWiki
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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, 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, 3 times found in wet forest, 2 times found in cloud forest, old second growth, riparian, 1 times found in oak ridge, bamboo forest, 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, ...

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 baiting, 1 times bait.

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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