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Species: Pogonomyrmex carbonarius   Mayr, 1868 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pogonomyrmex carbonarius Mayr, 1868b PDF: 172 (w.) ARGENTINA (Mendoza). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Argentina: ‘Gran Pampa del Sur’, “between the underground river Agua caliente and the torrent Rio del Diamante”, ii.1866 (Strobel). Primary type depository: NHMW. Primary type specimen: CASENT0173355. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Pogonomyrmex rastratus: Emery, 1906c PDF: 157; Bruch, 1914 PDF: 224; Santschi, 1916b PDF: 510; Emery, 1921c PDF: 47; Gallardo, 1932c PDF: 136 (redescription).
Status as species: Mayr, 1870b PDF: 970 (in key); Kusnezov, 1951e PDF: 251, 271; Kusnezov, 1953b PDF: 110 (in key); Kusnezov, 1960b PDF: 357; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 207; Bolton, 1995b: 340; Taber, 1998 PDF: 152 (in key); Cuezzo & Claver, 2009 PDF: 100 (in key); Johnson, 2021 10.11646/zootaxa.5033.1.1 PDF: 57 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Mesquite-creosote-Ephedra-grass scrub association, 1 times found in disturbed roadside habitat, 1 times found in spine grass-cactus-Mulinum spinosum habitat.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times 6" tumulus nest, loamy soil with grasses & creosote, 1 times 15” tumulus with abundant sexuals, 1 times 6" tumulus nest, sandy-gravelly soil with creosote, Ephedra, mesquite, Churquiraga, & other shrubs, 1 times 4”tumulus with sexuals, 1 times 4" tumulus nest in crater of small dead plant, sandy-gravelly-rocky soil.

Elevations: collected from 192 - 1875 meters, 1238 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1915-03-03 00:00:00.0 and 2014-02-17 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pogonomyrmex carbonarius: casent0173355; Lectotype of Pogonomyrmex rastratus: casent0217256; Lectotype of Pogonomyrmex variabilis: casent0217252; paralectotype of Pogonomyrmex rastratus: casent0914202; syntype of Pogonomyrmex variabilis: casent0913102; syntype of Pogonomyrmex weiseri neuquensis: casent0913100

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