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Species: Pseudomyrmex tenuis   (Fabricius, 1804) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica tenuis Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 405 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Kempf, 1960a PDF: 28 (q.).
Combination in Pseudomyrma: Roger, 1862c PDF: 289; in Pseudomyrmex (Ornatinoda): Enzmann, 1944 PDF: 61; in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1960a PDF: 7.
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex ligniseca: Roger, 1862c PDF: 289; of Pseudomyrmex andina, Pseudomyrmex paraensis, Pseudomyrmex pittieri, Pseudomyrmex rufa: Kempf, 1960a PDF: 26.
See also: Perrault, 1988a PDF: 384.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Pte. Hayes

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 112 times found in montane wet forest, 31 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 20 times found in tropical wet forest, 7 times found in La Selva, 0 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 6 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in STR 150, La Sleva, 5 times found in lowland rainforest, 3 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in CCL 400, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 57 times Sobre Vegetacion, 14 times beating vegetation, 21 times at bait, 7 times Malaise trap, 9 times ex dead twig, 8 times ex sifted leaf litter, 7 times beating veg., 1 times Witheringia asterotricha stem, 5 times bajo de M/16, 5 times on low vegetation, 4 times at foliar nectaries of Byttneria aculeata, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 58 times Malaise, 61 times sweeping, 21 times beating, 21 times flight intercept trap, 21 times baiting, 16 times Fogging, 10 times Search, 6 times miniWinkler, 4 times Mini Winkler, 2 times direct collection, 3 times Foggin, ...

Elevations: collected from 4 - 1090 meters, 248 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pseudomyrma ligniseca: casent0902870; Holotype of Pseudomyrma rufa: casent0902871; syntype of Pseudomyrma tenuis paraensis: casent0907487; syntype of Pseudomyrma tenuis pittieri: casent0907488

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