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Species: Solenopsis canariensis   Forel, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Solenopsis orbuloides r. canariensis Forel, 1893f PDF: 466 (w.) SPAIN (Canary Is). Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Forel, 1894a PDF: 161.].
Raised to species: Emery, 1909a PDF: 35.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Macaronesia
    Europe: Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Canary Islands

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Espadaler, X., 2007, The ants of El Hierro (Canary Islands)., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions., Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 80, pp. 113-127

11. Solenopsis canariensis ForelHNS

(*) (2, w; 6, w q; 10, w; 11, w; 16, w; 18, w; 39, w). From 20 to 1300 m, cryptic and underground nesting species. The whole group of small yellow species of SolenopsisHNS is in need of a revisionary study. The small, smooth, shining and morphologically convergent workers are extremely similar and sexuals seem to be the proper phenotype on which to base a sound taxonomy.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in moss on rock.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Pitfall, 6 times Subterr. Trap, 1 times Yellow Trap.

Elevations: collected from 17 - 1377 meters, 1008 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1927-01-04 and 2015-01-11

Type specimens: syntype of Solenopsis canariensis: casent0908861

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