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Species: Pogonomyrmex laticeps   Santschi, 1922 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pogonomyrmex laticeps Santschi, 1922c PDF: 350 (w.) ARGENTINA (Catamarca). Neotropic. Primary type information: Argentina, Catamarca: Masao, #1376 (Weiser leg., March 1921); CASENT0217255; MACN AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Johnson, 2015 10.11646/zootaxa.4029.1.1 PDF: 80.
Status as species: Gallardo, 1932c PDF: 161 (redescription); Kusnezov, 1951e PDF: 252, 273; Kusnezov, 1953c PDF: 337; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 208; Bolton, 1995b: 340; Taber, 1998: 152 (in key); Cuezzo & Claver, 2009 PDF: 100 (in key); Johnson, 2015 10.11646/zootaxa.4029.1.1 PDF: 80 (redescription).
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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: 2 times found in adjacent habitat Monte Desert woodland Creosote, mesquite, Bulnesia, Cercidium, 1 times found in in Monte Desert woodland, Creosote, Parkinsonia 7 other shrubs, 1 times found in in roadside sand dunes creosote, mesquite, Cercidium & Atriplex.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times deep, sandy soil, Brachypterous queen morphology, 1 times 8”tumulus nest in roadside, sandy, gravelly, rocky soil, Ergatoid queen morphol, 1 times 6”tumulus nest in roadside, sandy, gravelly, rocky soil, 1 times 3”tumulus nest.

Elevations: collected from 985 - 2146 meters, 1495 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1921-03-01 and 2010-02-06

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pogonomyrmex laticeps: casent0217255; syntype of Pogonomyrmex laticeps: casent0913097



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