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Species: Veromessor andrei   (Mayr, 1886) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Aphaenogaster andrei Mayr, 1886d PDF: 448 (w.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Johnson et al., 2022 10.11646/zootaxa.5206.1.1 PDF: 12). Primary type locality: lectotype U.S.A.: California, San Benito County, Tres Pinos (no collector’s name). Primary type depository: NHMW. Primary type specimen: CASENT0923122 (lectotype). Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 21 paralectotype workers. Secondary type localities: 12 paralectotype workers with same data as lectotype; 8 paralectotype workers U.S.A.: California, no further location, iv.1884; 1 paralectotype worker California, San Mateo. Secondary type depositories: NHMW, USNM. (Source: Johnson et al., 2022 10.11646/zootaxa.5206.1.1 PDF: 12.) AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Stenamma (Messor): Emery, 1895d PDF: 306.
Combination in Novomessor: Emery, 1915k PDF: 73.
Combination in Messor: Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 565; Santschi, 1911d PDF: 5; Bolton, 1982 PDF: 341 (in text).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in chaparral, 9 times found in grassland, 6 times found in on swimming pool surface, 9 times found in oak woodland, 9 times found in open oakwood grassland, 2 times found in grassland/chaparral, 1 times found in open oak chapparal, 2 times found in chapparal, 1 times found in oak woods/chaparral, 1 times found in in open site in grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 39 times under rock, 13 times ground nest, 6 times ground forager(s), 2 times nest in ground, 3 times foragers on ground, 3 times under stone, 1 times open grassland, 2 times nest in soil, 1 times ground forager, 1 times foraging column, 1 times workers on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times hand collecting, 11 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 9 times hand collected, 3 times search, 2 times direct collection, 15-4 times Beating vegetation, largely flowering Ceanothus, 4.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1300 meters, 474 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1920-07-02 00:00:00.0 and 2022-04-24 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: lectotype of Veromessor andrei: casent0923122; Lectotype of Veromessor andrei: usnment00529071, usnment00529212; syntype of Aphaenogaster andrei: casent0900462, casent0919790

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