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Species: Nesomyrmex spininodis   (Mayr, 1887) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Leptothorax spininodis Mayr, 1887 PDF: 617 (w.m.) BRAZIL (Rio de Janeiro) or CHILE (Valparaiso). Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Kempf, 1959d: 428). Type-locality: indeterminate: either Brazil: Rio de Janeiro (G.R. v. Frauenfeldt), or Chile: Valparaiso (G.R. v. Frauenfeldt). Type-depository: NHMW. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 1 paralectotype male. Paratype-locality: same as for lectotype. Paratype-depository: NHMW. Type notes: Mayr says the specimen originated in “Rio de Janeiro oder Valparaiso”, Novara Reise. As there are no later records from Chile, Brazil is the more likely type-locality. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Kempf, 1959d: 428.
Forel, 1912h PDF: 18 (q.)
Combination in Leptothorax (Goniothorax): Emery, 1896g PDF: 59 (in key).
Combination in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 272.
Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 127; Forel, 1895b PDF: 126; Emery, 1896g PDF: 59 (in key); Emery, 1896h PDF: 625; Santschi, 1931f PDF: 277; Kempf, 1959d: 427 (redescription); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 134; Bolton, 1995b: 245; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 272; Wild, 2007b PDF: 34; Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 825.
Senior synonym of Nesomyrmex genualia: Kempf, 1959d: 427; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 134; Bolton, 1995b: 245.
Senior synonym of Nesomyrmex umbratilis: Kempf, 1959d: 427; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 134; Bolton, 1995b: 245.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Canindeyú, Central, Cordillera, Misiones, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes

Brasil: Porto Murtinho

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

spininodis (MayrHNS 1887).

Canindeyú, Central, Cordillera, Misiones, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes (ALWC, IFML, INBP, LACM, MZSP). Literature records: “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (Emery 1896b).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in roadside vegetation, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in scrub veg., 1 times found in urban landscaping, 1 times found in park/garden, 1 times found in Plantation, 1 times found in Port of entry.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Nest in dead Piper branch, 1 times at light, 1 times on orchid plants, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times Mantis Ei o(?)ra, 1 times LeafLitter, 1 times general collecting.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times direct collection, 2 times search, 1 times at u-v light, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times Pitfall48h, 1 times Epigaeic pitfall, 1 times pan trap.

Elevations: collected from 9 - 600 meters, 166 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1981-01-01 and 2018-08-22

Type specimens: syntype of Leptothorax spininodis: casent0919734; syntype of Leptothorax genualia: casent0913001

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