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Species: Cephalotes clypeatus   (Fabricius, 1804) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Cryptocerus clypeatus Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 420 (w.) GUYANA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 4 syntype workers. Primary type locality: “America meridionali”: (no further data) (Mus. Dom. de Sehestedt). Primary type depositories: ZMUC, ZMUK. Type notes: De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999 PDF: 286, point out that one of the ZMUC syntypes is labelled Essequibo, Smidt, Mus. de Sehestedt, and hence the type-locality is Guyana: Essequibo (Smidt). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as clipeatus by Emery, 1906c PDF: 170.]
Smith, 1853 PDF: 217 (q.m.); Forel, 1906d PDF: 235 (s.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1954b PDF: 152 (l.)
Combination in Cephalotes: Emery, 1914b PDF: 39.
Status as species: Klug, 1824 PDF: 207; Perty, 1833: 136; Guérin-Méneville, 1844a PDF: 426; Smith, 1853 PDF: 217; Smith, 1858a PDF: 189; Smith, 1862d PDF: 408; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 405; Roger, 1863b PDF: 38; Emery, 1890b PDF: 68; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 142; Forel, 1895b PDF: 133; Emery, 1896h PDF: 626; Emery, 1906c PDF: 170; Forel, 1906d PDF: 235; Forel, 1908 PDF: 354; Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 175; Stitz, 1913 PDF: 207; Bruch, 1914 PDF: 218; Emery, 1914b PDF: 39; Emery, 1915g PDF: 192; Mann, 1916 PDF: 449; Wheeler, 1916f PDF: 326; Santschi, 1916e PDF: 283; Crawley, 1916b PDF: 377; Luederwaldt, 1918 PDF: 40; Wheeler, 1922e PDF: 11; Wheeler, 1923a PDF: 4; Emery, 1924f PDF: 304; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 114; Santschi, 1929d PDF: 301; Kempf, 1951 PDF: 136 (redescription); Kempf, 1958a: 10; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 260; Kempf, 1973c PDF: 456 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 425; De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999 PDF: 286 (redescription); Wild, 2007b PDF: 31; Bezděčková et al., 2015 PDF: 115; Sandoval-Gómez & Sánchez-Restrepo, 2019 PDF: 910.; Oliveira et al., 2021 10.1590/1806-9665-RBENT-2021-0028 PDF: 23 (in list).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Alto Paraguay, Amambay, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Concepción, Cordillera, Guairá, Itapúa, Misiones, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes

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

clypeatus (FabriciusHNS 1804).

Alto Paraguay, Amambay, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Concepción, Cordillera, Guairá, Itapúa, Misiones, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes, “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (ALWC, IFML, INBP, LACM, MCSN, MHNG, MZSP, NHMB, NHMW). Literature records: Alto Paraná, Amambay, Caaguazú, Central, Cordillera, Guairá, Misiones, “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (de Andrade & Baroni-Urbani 1999, Emery 1896b, Emery 1906, Forel 1906, Santschi 1916).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in bosque alto, 1 times found in scrubby forest, 1 times found in Selva, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in forest, 1 times found in Garden.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times small farm near forest, 1 times hiciscus flowers, 1 times Ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times direct collection, 1 times search, 1 times Hand, 1 times HandCollection.

Elevations: collected from 25 - 1760 meters, 509 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1938-01-01 00:00:00.0 and 2022-04-14 00:00:00.0

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