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Species: Pogonomyrmex excelsior   Johnson, 2021 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pogonomyrmex excelsior Johnson, 2021 10.11646/zootaxa.5033.1.1 PDF: 79, figs. 35, 36A (w.) ARGENTINA (Jujuy). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Argentina: Jujuy, Departamento Susques, Jct Rutas 52 & 16 (16.7 km W Susques), 23º24.0’S 66º31.2’W, 13,470 feet (4080 m), 1.iv.2015, #5417 (R.A. Johnson). Primary type depository: MACN. Primary type specimen: CASENT0922462. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 90 paratype workers. Secondary type locality: 60 paratype workers with same data as holotype; 9 paratype workers with same data as holotype but #5418; 21 paratype workers with same data as holotype but #5419. Secondary type depositories: IFML, MACN, LACM, MCZC, RAJC, UCDC, USNM. AntCat AntWiki
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Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in deep loose sand to sand dunes with Stipa, 1 times found in deep loose snad to sand dunes with Stipa.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times 6" tumulus at edge of Stipa clump.

Elevations: collected at 4106 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 2015-04-01

Type specimens: Holotype of Pogonomyrmex excelsior: casent0922462; paratype of Pogonomyrmex excelsior: casent0922461



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