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Species: Veromessor andrei   (Mayr, 1886) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Aphaenogaster andrei Mayr, 1886d PDF: 448 (w.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: U.S.A.: California (no collector’s name). Type-depository: NHMW. 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: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in chaparral, 6 times found in on swimming pool surface, 6 times found in grassland, 9 times found in open oakwood grassland, 6 times found in oak woodland, 2 times found in grassland/chaparral, 1 times found in open oak chapparal, 1 times found in oak woods/chaparral, 2 times found in chapparal, 2 times found in pine/oak woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 39 times under rock, 5 times ground forager(s), 7 times ground nest, 2 times nest in ground, 1 times open grassland, 3 times foragers on ground, 3 times under stone, 1 times ground forager, 1 times foraging column, 1 times workers on ground, 1 times 40 cm tumulus nest with 2 entrances, sexuals outside of nest, ...

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.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1219 meters, 456 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1920-07-02 and 2018-10-02

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

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