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Species: Sericomyrmex mayri   Forel, 1912 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Sericomyrmex mayri Forel, 1912f PDF: 194 (w.) BRAZIL (Rio de Janeiro). Neotropic. Primary type information: BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro, Niterói, [-22.8751, -43.2775], ANTC31816, A. Forel; CASENT0909370; MHNG AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 42 times found in forest, 16 times found in rainforest, 7 times found in cerrado, 5 times found in urban habitat, 2 times found in Atlantic forest, litter sample, 1 times found in leaf wood litter, 2 times found in cerrado alto, 3 times found in semi-open to forest, 2 times found in forest to open habitat, 2 times found in in Eucalyptus grandis plantation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, EPI, Parcela times Estrato, 2 times Parcela 02, 1 times Floresta impactada pitfall 3 trilha D, 1 times Floresta controle pitfall 18, trilha B, EPI, Parcela times Estrato, 1 times Winkler8, 1 times Transecto 4-00, Winkler 9, 1 times Quadrante 5, 1 times Parcela 04 A4, 1 times Parcela 04 10, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 26 times Winkler, 13 times pitfall, 3 times hand coll., nest series, 4 times Hand collected, 4 times hand collected, nest series, 2 times direct collection, 1 times active search, 1 times Davis sifter, 1 times Winkler48h.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1033 meters, 287 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1923-03-01 and 2016-07-31

Type specimens: Lectotype of Sericomyrmex mayri: casent0909370; paralectotype of Sericomyrmex mayri: usnment00445567, usnment00445580; paratype of Sericomyrmex harekulli: casent0911236; paratype of Sericomyrmex harekulli arawakensis: casent0911237; syntype of Sericomyrmex harekulli: usnment00529483, usnment00924104, usnment00924105; syntype of Sericomyrmex harekulli arawakensis: usnment00924106, usnment01126235; syntype of Sericomyrmex luederwaldti: casent0904989, casent0912516, usnment01126233, usnment01126234; syntype of Sericomyrmex moreirai: mcz1221140, casent0912517, usnment01126231, usnment01126232; syntype of Sericomyrmex urichi: casent0909372

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