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Species: Pseudomyrmex elongatulus   (Dalla Torre, 1892) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pseudomyrma elongatula Dalla Torre, 1892 PDF: 89. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Pseudomyrmex elongata Smith, 1859c PDF.
[Junior primary homonym of Pseudomyrmex elongata Mayr, 1870a PDF: 413, below.].
Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1967c PDF: 6.
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex decipiens: Kempf, 1967c PDF: 6.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in 2º wet forest, 9 times found in lowland rainforest, 7 times found in tropical rainforest, 7 times found in rainforest, 7 times found in rainforest edge, 3 times found in tropical dry forest, 3 times found in lowland tropical rain forest, 1 times found in wet broadleaf forest, 4 times found in radside vegetation, 2 times found in clearing in forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 25 times beating vegetation, 12 times on low vegetation, 8 times Malaise trap, 4 times ex dead twig, 2 times nest in dead, hollow vine, 5 times at bait, 4 times nest in hollow twig, 2 times ex dead stem Cecropia, 3 times on tree trunk, 3 times on orchids, 1 times nest in hollow twig of fallen branch, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times Beating, 7 times hand collecting, 4 times Malaise trap, 4 times Malaise, 5 times Baiting, 3 times beating vegetation (1 hour), 2 times search, 1 times mostly beating vegetation (1 hour), some hand collections, 1 times beating vegetation (3 hours), 1 times Red de golpeo, 1 times beating vegetation (2 hours), ...

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1790 meters, 373 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pseudomyrmex elongatulus: casent0902874; syntype of Pseudomyrma decipiens: casent0902875, casent0907524

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