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Species: Aphaenogaster senilis   Mayr, 1853 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Aphaenogaster senilis Mayr, 1853c PDF: 108 (w.q.) ITALY (Sardinia). Palearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype worker(s) (number not stated), 1 syntype queen. Primary type locality: Italy: Sardinia (no collector’s name), “sent by E.R. von Sismonda” of Turin University. Primary type depository: unknown (possibly MRSN or NHMW). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as similis by Smith, 1858a PDF: 165.]
Emery, 1916a PDF: 140 (m.); Boer, 2013 PDF: 83 (m.)
Status as species: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 466 (redescription); Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 161; Santschi, 1933d PDF: 396 (redescription); Grandi, 1935 PDF: 99; Cagniant, 1964 PDF: 100; Yarrow, 1967 PDF: 26; Bernard, 1967a PDF: 132 (redescription); Yarrow, 1967 PDF: 26; Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 44; Baroni Urbani, 1974a PDF: 226; Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 80 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 72; Poldi et al., 1995: 3; Cagniant, 1996a: 76; Espadaler, 1997g PDF: 29; Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 13 (in key); Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 196; Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009 PDF: 486; Boer, 2013 PDF: 81 (redescription); Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 18 (see note in bibliography); Lebas et al., 2016: 248; Gómez et al., 2018 10.13102/sociobiology.v65i2.2099 PDF: 221 (in key).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Canary Islands, Morocco
    Europe: Balearic Islands, France, Gibraltar, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:


Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Urbano, 2 times found in Encinar (Dehesa), 3 times found in Pinar, 2 times found in Pinus halepensis+pistacea lentiscus, 1 times found in Q. ilex+C. siliqua, 3 times found in maquis shrubland, 2 times found in Parque, 1 times found in Gardens, 2 times found in Campo de labranza, 1 times found in Ruderal borde carretera, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times nbp, 6 times Forrajeando, 3 times Foraging, 3 times foraging on the ground, 2 times Nido, 1 times under stone, 1 times under log (-10-0 cm), 1 times under flat stone, 1 times open (-30-0 cm), 1 times on ground, 1 times Bajo piedra, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 29 times Hand, 7 times search, 3 times Net, 3 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1250 meters, 400 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1927-05-28 00:00:00.0 and 2017-05-26 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster senilis grata: casent0913126; syntype of Aphaenogaster senilis occidua: casent0913127; syntype of Aphaenogaster senilis acoreensis: casent0913124; type of Aphaenogaster senilis occidua: focol1238, focol1239

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