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Species: Temnothorax obliquicanthus   (Cole, 1953) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Leptothorax (Myrafant) obliquicanthus Cole, 1953c PDF: 28, figs. 1, 2 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Mackay, 2000 PDF: 380.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.


Accidentally omitted from the synoptic list of California ants in Ward (2005).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in shrub steppe, 4 times found in Meadow, 3 times found in Cactus-yucca desert, 2 times found in desert, 1 times found in sandhills, 1 times found in Short grass prairie, 1 times found in Sonoran desert, 1 times found in Broad terrace next to wash. Grassy flat w/sagebrush, Artemisia, a few junipers., 1 times found in maritime desert scrub, 1 times found in sagebrush desert, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in soil, 3 times under rock, 2 times ground foragers, 1 times under stone, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times forager, 1 times Fine textured soil. Cryptic nest in bare soil., 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times search, 2 times direct collection, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times sweep net.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1890 meters, 1315 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1947-06-01 and 2018-05-18

Type specimens: Paratype: fmnhins0000062740, fmnhins0000062741, fmnhins0000062742

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