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Species: Gnamptogenys mecotyle   Brown, 1958 

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Note: Not a Valid Taxon Name

Current Valid Name:

Poneracantha mecotyle

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Gnamptogenys mecotyle Brown, 1958g PDF: 318, fig. 42 (w.) BOLIVIA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Bolivia: lower Rio Madidi, ii.1922 (W.M. Mann). Primary type depository: USNM. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 4 paratype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depositories: MCZC, MZSP, USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Distribution Notes:

Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama (Brown 1958, Lattke 1995). Costa Rica: potentially throughout.


Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118:175-362.

Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.

Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in montane wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times rotten wood, 1 times on leaf.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times hand collecting.

Elevations: collected from 1100 - 1200 meters, 1125 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2011-05-13 00:00:00.0 and 2011-05-15 00:00:00.0

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