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Species: Solenopsis saevissima   (Smith, 1855) 

Classification:
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Solenopsis saevissima itinerans

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Myrmica saevissima Smith, 1855c PDF: 166, pl. 13, fig. 18 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. Type notes: [Note: type-locality Brazil (Pará), after Trager, 1991 PDF: 188.] AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Solenopsis: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 751.
Status as species: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 751; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 454; Wheeler, 1915b PDF: 395; Mann, 1916 PDF: 447; Wheeler, 1916j PDF: 142; Santschi, 1916e PDF: 378, 380; Wheeler, 1919d: 272; Emery, 1922c PDF: 197; Wheeler, 1922: 879; Wheeler, 1925a: 34; Santschi, 1923c PDF: 265; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 106; Creighton, 1930b PDF: 80 (redescription); Borgmeier, 1934 PDF: 103; Menozzi, 1935b PDF: 196; Wheeler, 1935g: 26; Eidmann, 1936a PDF: 45; Santschi, 1936d PDF: 405; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 232; Wilson, 1952b PDF: 54; Kusnezov, 1953c PDF: 337; Kempf, 1961b PDF: 507; Snelling, 1963 PDF: 10; Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 143; Linsley & Usinger, 1966 PDF: 175; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 239; Buren, 1972 PDF: 15 (redescription); Zolessi et al., 1988: 4; Brandão, 1991 PDF: 379; Trager, 1991 PDF: 188 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 390; Wild, 2007b PDF: 37; Bezděčková et al., 2015 PDF: 122; Pitts et al., 2018 10.4289/0013-8797.120.2.308 PDF: 364 (redescription).
Material of the unavailable name Solenopsis geminata saevissima picea: referred here by Trager, 1991 PDF: 189; Bolton, 1995b: 391; Pitts et al., 2018 10.4289/0013-8797.120.2.308 PDF: 364.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Canindeyú, Central, Cordilleria, Ñeembucú

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Solenopsis saevissima   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 37, (download) 37 21367
Solenopsis saevissima   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 37, (download) 37 21367
Solenopsis saevissima   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 751, (download) 751 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 1 times found in station lawn, 1 times found in Savane, 1 times found in urban parkland (park/garden), 1 times found in littoral forest, 1 times found in Rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times Under rotten log, 1 times ground nest, 1 times Ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search, 1 times Hypogaeic pitfall, 1 times Pitfall72h, 45-3 times beating vegetation, 2, 0 times Berlesate of colonized litter bags (previously sterilized).

Elevations: collected from 4 - 2600 meters, 439 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1945-05-01 and 2018-09-02

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmica saevissima: casent0902353; syntype of Solenopsis geminata incrassata: casent0908799; syntype of Solenopsis geminata saevissima picea: casent0913931; syntype of Solenopsis moelleri: casent0908797; syntype of Solenopsis moelleri gracilior: casent0908798; syntype of Solenopsis saevissima morosa: casent0913929; syntype of Solenopsis saevissima perfida: casent0913930



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