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Species: Pogonomyrmex californicus   (Buckley, 1867) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Myrmica californica Buckley, 1867 PDF: 336 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1914f PDF: 153 (q.m.); Taber et al., 1988 PDF: 51 (k.).
Combination in Pogonomyrmex: Emery, 1895d PDF: 311.
Senior synonym of Pogonomyrmex longinodis: Cole, 1968: 120.
Senior synonym of Pogonomyrmex hindleyi: Snelling, 1982a PDF: 98.
See also: Tulloch, 1930a PDF: 61.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in Sonoran Desert, 5 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 6 times found in Desert woodland, 3 times found in sand dunes, 2 times found in pine/oak scrub, 3 times found in oak conifer woods, 3 times found in chaparral, 3 times found in Saltbush Desert, 2 times found in sand dune in salt desert, 1 times found in pine/oak woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ground foragers, 2 times nest in sand, 2 times ground foragers at night, 2 times foragers, 1 times crater nest in soil, 2 times ground nest, 1 times ground foragers under Sarcobatus, 1 times crater nest, 1 times at bait, 1 times 10" tumulus nest in medium compact sandy soil, 1 times strays, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 79 times hand collected, 12 times hand collecting, 11 times search, 1 times Bee bowl, coll. via bee bowls, 30 am 3 Jul 2016 and picked up 9 times transect of 5 ethylene glycol pitfall traps (28 mm internal diameter), set out 10, 1 times pitfall trap, 0 times sweeping, 30 am 3 Jul 2016 and picked up 9 times transect of 5 ethylene glycol pitfall traps (15 mm internal diameter), set out 10, 15 pm 29 June 2016 and picked up 13 hours later times transect of 8 pitfall traps (28 mm internal diameter), set out 8, 1 times ground trap, 1 times in copula, ...

Elevations: collected from 45 - 1839 meters, 854 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1909-05-13 and 2019-07-08

Type specimens: syntype of Pogonomyrmex badius estebanius: castype00625, castype00626; syntype of Pogonomyrmex californicus hindlei: casent0900376; syntype of Pogonomyrmex badius estebanius: casent0904116; syntype of Pogonomyrmex californicus longinodis: casent0904115; syntype of Pogonomyrmex californius hindleyi: casent0907665

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