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Species: Aphaenogaster spinosa   Emery, 1878 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Aphaenogaster testaceopilosa var. spinosa Emery, 1878c: 54, fig. (w.) ITALY. Palearctic. Primary type information: Syntypes: Italy, Sardinia: 1872, Vito & Gestro col. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1908d PDF: 320 (q.m.).
Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 105.
Revived status as species: Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 162; Santschi, 1933d PDF: 390; Bernard, 1967a PDF: 133; Baroni Urbani, 1969e PDF: 326.
Senior synonym of Aphaenogaster nitida, Aphaenogaster romana and material of the unavailable name Aphaenogaster corsica referred here: Baroni Urbani, 1971d PDF: 1039; of Aphaenogaster corsica and Aphaenogaster spinosa etrusca: Boer, 2013 PDF: 85.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: France, Italy
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Urban Garden, 2 times found in Ruderal, 1 times found in Ruderal among crops, 1 times found in park (open), 1 times found in path, forest edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times Foraging, 2 times Nest open in soil, 1 times nbp, 1 times in lawn, 1 times ground nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times Hand, 2 times search.

Elevations: collected from 60 - 750 meters, 281 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Aphaenogaster corsica: casent0915439; syntype of Aphaenogaster spinosa corsica: casent0913130; syntype of Aphaenogaster testaceopilosa spinosa: casent0904163; syntype of Stenamma testaceopilosum spinosum nitidum: casent0904179; syntype of Stenamma testaceopilosum spinosum romanum: casent0904166

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