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Species: Temnothorax nitens   (Emery, 1895) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Leptothorax nitens Emery, 1895d PDF: 322, pl. 8, fig. 16 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Leptothorax (Myrafant): Smith, 1979: 1394.
Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271.
Senior synonym of Temnothorax mariposa: Ward, 2005 PDF: 17.
Senior synonym of Temnothorax melinus: Ward, 2005 PDF: 17.
See also: Wheeler, 1903d PDF: 244; Mackay, 2000 PDF: 379.
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Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Comments:

Temnothorax mariposa (Wheeler 1917) and T. melinus (MacKay 2000) are junior synonyms of T. nitens Emery.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Temnothorax nitens   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 17-18, (download) 17-18 21008
Temnothorax nitens   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: 8 times found in sagebrush scrub, 8 times found in riparian woodland, 3 times found in pine-fir woodland, 3 times found in shrub steppe, 3 times found in open grassland with scattered pines, 6 times found in pine/fir woodland, 7 times found in oak woodland, 6 times found in conifer forest, 2 times found in gambel oak woods, 3 times found in gambel oak/grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 33 times ex sifted leaf litter, 9 times nest under rock, 12 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 7 times under stone, 7 times ex sifted litter, 2 times nest in dead, rotten Pinus ponderosa stump, 3 times ex dead sagebrush root, 7 times Sifted litter, 6 times pitfall trap, 6 times at light, 2 times sifted leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 39 times hand collecting, 22 times Davis sifter, 24 times search, 13 times winkler, 13 times pitfall trap, 7 times Winkler sifter, 3 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 96 hours, 2 times beating, 2 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 48 hours, 3 times Berlese, 1 times Colony Collection, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2820 meters, 1452 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1915-07-14 and 2020-05-30

Type specimens: cotype of Temnothorax nitens: casent0105618; paratype of Temnothorax nitens: casent0105864



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