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Species: Pogonomyrmex maricopa   Wheeler, 1914 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pogonomyrmex californicus subsp. maricopa Wheeler, 1914f PDF: 155 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cole, 1968: 140 (m.); Taber et al., 1988 PDF: 51 (k.).
Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 126.
Senior synonym of Pogonomyrmex barnesi: Cole, 1968: 138; of Pogonomyrmex sinaloanus: Brown, in Cole, 1954b PDF: 120.


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

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in in Quercus harvardii and other veg. on dunes, 0 times found in desert scrub land, red sand, dug up nest manually, 3 times found in Grassy Banks pulloff along Rio Grande, 3 times found in Desert canyon forest, 2 times found in desert scrub, 2 times found in Gravelly Hilltop, 2 times found in Cactus-yucca desert, 2 times found in mesquite-yucca-ephedra desert, 1 times found in open grassy area, 1 times found in sagebrush desert, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in soil, 1 times crater nests in sand, 1 times stray workers, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times patio garden, 1 times open annuals, 1 times on river bank, 1 times large mound nest in sandy soil, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times gravel mound - 1m wide by 8-12”high, 1 times foraging in open area, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times direct collection, 2 times hand collecting, 3 times general collecting, 2 times pitfall trap, 1 times search, 1 times hand collected, 0 times manuel collection.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 1676 meters, 1003 meters average

Type specimens:

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