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Species: Pogonomyrmex magnacanthus   Cole, 1968 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pogonomyrmex (Pogonomyrmex) magnacanthus Cole, 1968: 133, pl. 2, fig. 5; pl. 3, fig. 12; pl. 4, fig. 10; pl. 6, fig. 9; pl. 7, fig. 16; pl. 8, fig. 10; pl. 11, fig. 10 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:


Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pogonomyrmex magnacanthus   ROBERT A. JOHNSON, RICK P. OVERSON & CORRIE S. MOREAU, 2013, A New Species of Seed-harvester Ant, Pogonomyrmex hoelldobleri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), from the Mohave and Sonoran Deserts of North America, ZOOTAXA 3646 (3), pp. 201-227: 205-213 205-213 27011
Pogonomyrmex magnacanthus   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in sand dunes, 2 times found in scattered creosote flats, 1 times found in desert, 1 times found in Larrea dessert, 1 times found in rocky, creosote bush desert, 1 times found in creosote-Ambrosia dumosum assoc..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times stray foragers at base of Larrea, 1 times stray foragers, 1 times nest in sand, 1 times stray forager, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times foragers, 1 times 3”nest tumulus in deep loose sand, 1 times 1”tumulus with solitary foragers, hard-pack sand-silt, 1 times 1" tumulus with solitary foragers, hard-pack sand-silt.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times hand collecting, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 45 - 643 meters, 201 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1941-05-10 and 2014-04-18

Type specimens: Holotype of Pogonomyrmex magnacanthus: lacment164555; paratype of Pogonomyrmex magnacanthus: casent0900379

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