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Species: Nomamyrmex esenbeckii   (Westwood, 1842) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Labidus esenbeckii Westwood, 1842 PDF: 75, pl. 20, fig. 4 (m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. Primary type information: Vendinha [29°47′S 51°33′E], Brazil, 10 September 1828 (W. Burchell); CASENT0901959; OUMNH AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Nomamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953 PDF: 14.
Status as species: Smith, 1859c PDF: 7; Roger, 1863b PDF: 41; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 424; Emery, 1890c PDF: 39; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 2; Emery, 1894l PDF: 46; Forel, 1895b PDF: 119; Forel, 1899b PDF: 25; Emery, 1900e: 177 (in key); Forel, 1901m PDF: 47; Wheeler, 1908h PDF: 409 (redescription); Emery, 1910b PDF: 23; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 562; Forel, 1911e PDF: 288; Mann, 1916 PDF: 422; Santschi, 1920d PDF: 364; Borgmeier, 1923: 43; Borgmeier, 1936b PDF: 56; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 64; Smith, 1951c PDF: 779; Borgmeier, 1953 PDF: 14; Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 139 (redescription); Borgmeier, 1958a PDF: 201; Kempf, 1970c PDF: 322; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 164; Kempf & Lenko, 1976 PDF: 46; Watkins, 1976 PDF: 7 (in key); Watkins, 1977a PDF: 204; Watkins, 1982 PDF: 215 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 292; Palacio, 1999: 161 (in key); Wild, 2007b PDF: 26, 43; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012 PDF: 254; Guénard & Economo, 2015 10.11646/zootaxa.4040.2.8: 226; Shattuck & Cover, 2016 10.11646/zootaxa.4175.1.2 PDF: 19; Palacio, 2019 PDF: 626.
Senior synonym of Nomamyrmex crassicornis: Wild, 2007b PDF: 43.
Senior synonym of Nomamyrmex esenbeckii hirsutipodex: Wild, 2007b PDF: 43 (by implication).
Senior synonym of Nomamyrmex crassicornis intrepidum: Wild, 2007b PDF: 43 (by implication).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Concepción, Cordillera

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Nomamyrmex esenbeckii   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 43, (download) 43 21367
Nomamyrmex esenbeckii   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 26, (download) 26 21367

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 5 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in Arboleda, 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 2 times found in coffee farm, 5 times found in STR 650m., 5 times found in wet forest, 3 times found in Arboleda., 1 times found in tall wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times unknown, 3 times column on road, 2 times column on ground, 1 times CES300, 3 times beating veg., 3 times raiding columns, 2 times ground foragers, 1 times ground forager(s), attacking Atta cephalotes, 1 times foraging column, 1 times Column crossing stream on a log, workers carrying brood. The larger workers ca, 2 times column, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 26 times Lighttrap, 12 times Blacklight, 4 times Mercury Vapor Light, 7 times search, 6 times manual sampling, 1 times at light, 3 times beating, 4 times direct collection, 3 times light trap, 2 times Pitfall, 1 times Pitfall72h, ...

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1400 meters, 240 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1924-07-06 and 2020-01-23

Type specimens: syntype of Eciton crassicorne indomabile: casent0911408; syntype of Eciton crassicorne crudele: casent0911406; syntype of Eciton esenbecki hirsutipodex: casent0911412; syntype of Eciton fimbriatum: casent0911407; syntype of Eciton fimbriatum interrupta: casent0911409; syntype of Eciton fimbriatum terrificum: casent0911410; syntype of Eciton crassicornis: casent0902666, casent0902667; syntype of Eciton crassicornis crudele furiosum: casent0911411; syntype of Nomamyrmex esenbeckii mordax: casent0911413; type of Eciton fimbriatum: casent0901970; type of Nomamyrmex esenbeckii: casent0901959

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