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Species: Acromyrmex balzani   (Emery, 1890) 

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Acromyrmex balzani multituber

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Atta (Acromyrmex) balzani Emery, 1890b PDF: 67 (footnote) (w.) PARAGUAY. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Atta (Moellerius): Forel, 1893h PDF: 589; in Acromyrmex (Moellerius): Santschi, 1916e PDF: 389; Gallardo, 1916e PDF: 334.
Revived status as species: Fowler, 1988b: 284.
Senior synonym of Acromyrmex gallardoi: Santschi, 1922c PDF: 362; of Acromyrmex nivalis: Fowler, 1988b: 284; of Acromyrmex parens: Gonçalves, 1961 PDF: 124.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Acromyrmex balzani multituber.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Amambay, Caaguazú, Caazapá, Central, Concepción, Cordillera, Itapúa, Paraguarí

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

balzani (EmeryHNS 1890a).

Caaguazú, Central, Concepción (?), Cordillera, Itapúa, Paraguarí, “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (ALWC, INBP, LACM, MCSN, MHNG, MZSP, NHMB, NHMW, USNM). Literature records: Amambay, Caaguazú, Caazapá, Central, Concepción (?), Cordillera, Itapúa, “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (Emery 1890a, Emery 1896b, Forel 1895, Forel 1911a, Fowler 1985, Santschi 1920a, Santschi 1925a).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Cerrado, 3 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 1 times found in Savane.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Pitfall, 3 times Epigaeic pitfall, 1 times Pitfall48h, 1 times direct collection, 1 times Manual sampling.

Elevations: collected from 42 - 150 meters, 96 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Acromyrmex balzani: casent0905006



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