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Species: Veromessor lariversi   Smith, 1951 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Veromessor lariversi Smith, 1951d PDF: 94 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cole, 1955c PDF: 52 (q.); Cole, 1963a PDF: 680 (m.).
Combination in Messor: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 341.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 2 times found in desert sand dunes, 2 times found in Grass hummock, Saltbrush dessert, 1 times found in saltbush scrub, 1 times found in sand dune in salt desert, 1 times found in sandy desert, 1 times found in oak woodland, 1 times found in Oryzopsis-Tragus, scattered Atriplex.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ground foragers, 1 times nesting in sand, 2 times ground nest, 2 times crater in sand, 1 times under stone, 1 times nests in sand below Sarcobatus, 1 times nesting in san, 1 times ground nest with small crater, 1 times ground foragers at night, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times foragers near Sarcobatus, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times hand collecting, 2 times direct collection, 1 times u-v light, 1 times search, 15 pm 29 June 2016 and picked up 13 hours later times transect of 8 pitfall traps (28 mm internal diameter), set out 8.

Elevations: collected from 792 - 1839 meters, 1292 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1951-05-08 and 2019-07-08

Type specimens: Holotype of Veromessor lariversi: usnment00529582; Paratype: fmnhins0000062672, fmnhins0000062673

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