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Species: Dorymyrmex pyramicus   (Roger, 1863) 

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See Also:

Dorymyrmex pyramicus albemarlensis, Dorymyrmex pyramicus alticonis, Dorymyrmex pyramicus garbei, Dorymyrmex pyramicus guyanensis, Dorymyrmex pyramicus mesonotalis, Dorymyrmex pyramicus nigriventris, Dorymyrmex pyramicus peruvianus, Dorymyrmex pyramicus rubriceps

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 8 valid subspecies

Prenolepis pyramica Roger, 1863a PDF: 160 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Dorymyrmex: Mayr, 1870b PDF: 947.
Combination in Conomyrma: Kusnezov, 1952j PDF: 430.
Combination in Dorymyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 85.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Dorymyrmex pyramicus   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 41, (download) 41 21367
Dorymyrmex pyramicus   Forel, A., 1908, Fourmis de Costa-Rica, récoltées par M. Paul Biolley., Bulletin de la Societe Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 44, pp. 35-72: 62, (download) 62 4014
Dorymyrmex pyramicus   Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418: 352, (download) 352 3948

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 9 times found in Short grass prairie, 5 times found in rainforest, 7 times found in Acacia woodland, 6 times found in Sagebrush, 5 times found in Meadow, 5 times found in Greasewood desert, 4 times found in lowland rainforest, 4 times found in Desert canyon forest, 4 times found in Oak woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times under rock, 3 times on low vegetation, 4 times roadway, 1 times tending Membracidae, 3 times roadside, 3 times on efn Passiflora pittieri, 1 times nest in soil, 2 times large crater, conomyrma; crater nest in sand, near dwelling. times 3428, 1 times utah juniper brush, 1 times under stone, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection, 3 times search, 1 times beating vegetation (1 hour).

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2591 meters, 1256 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1931-05-09 and 2018-09-02

Type specimens: type of Prenolepis pyramica: focol2863, focol2864

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