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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)
Crematogaster opaca Mayr, 1870b PDF
: 992 (w.) MEXICO. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Ward & Blaimer, 2022 PDF
: 918). Primary type locality: lectotype Mexico: (no further data) (Sichel
). Primary type depository: BMNH. Primary type specimen: CASENT0902152 (lectotype). (Source: Ward & Blaimer, 2022 PDF
: 918.) Secondary type information: Secondary type material: paralectotype worker. Secondary type locality: Mexico: Tabukaya, 1865 (Bilimek
). Secondary type depository: NHMW. Secondary type specimen: CASENT0919705. (Source: Ward & Blaimer, 2022 PDF
: 918.) Type notes: No indication of original number of syntypes is given. AntCat AntWiki HOL
Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF
: 84; Pergande, 1896 PDF
: 876; Forel, 1899b PDF
: 86; Wheeler, 1919h PDF
: 111; Wheeler, 1934f PDF
: 139; Wheeler, 1935g
: 22; Enzmann, 1946c PDF
: 94; Creighton, 1950a PDF
: 216; Smith, 1958c PDF
: 127; Kempf, 1972b PDF
: 81; Hunt & Snelling, 1975 PDF
: 21; Smith, 1979
: 1380; Bolton, 1995b
: 159; Morgan & Mackay, 2017 PDF
: 302 (redescription); Ward & Blaimer, 2022 PDF
Distribution: Geographic regions
(According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists): Americas: Honduras
, United States Biogeographic regions
(According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists): Nearctic
Arizona (USA) [Hunt, J.H., Snelling, R.R. (1975), A Checklist of the Ants of Arizona. Arizona Academy of Science, 10: 20-23.]; Mexico; Honduras.
Specimen Habitat Summary
Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in agricultural zone, 4 times found in cloud forest, 2 times found in cloud forest clearing, 4 times found in xerophyl scrub, 1 times found in second growth mesophyl forest, 3 times found in mesophil forest, 1 times found in road edge, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in oak forest, 1 times found in pine/Liquidambar, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on Liquidambar branchfall, 6 times ex sifted leaf litter, 5 times beating vegetation, 1 times nest under loose bark dead wood, 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times column on tree trunk at night, 3 times at bait, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times on building, 1 times in dead stick, 1 times yellow pan trap, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times search, 14 times pitfall, 5 times Beating, 3 times Winkler, 3 times Baiting, 2 times miniWinkler, 1 times yellow pan trap, 1 times Malaise, 1 times maxiWinkler.
Elevations: collected from 370 - 2700 meters, 1730 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1925-05-20 00:00:00.0 and 2019-06-15 00:00:00.0
Type specimens: Lectotype of Crematogaster opaca: casent0902152; paralectotype of Crematogaster opaca: casent0919705; syntype opaca: jtl056025
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