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Species: Gnamptogenys mecotyle   Brown, 1958 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Gnamptogenys mecotyle Brown, 1958g PDF: 318, fig. 42 (w.) BOLIVIA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Bolivia: lower Rio Madidi, ii.1922 (W.M. Mann). Type-depository: USNM. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 4 paratype workers. Paratype-locality: same as for holotype. Paratype-depositories: MCZC, MZSP, USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/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.

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in mature wet forest, 8 times found in montane wet forest, 5 times found in wet forest, 3 times found in LOC, 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary, 2 times found in tropical rainforest, with some big trees, probably a mix of primary and secondary forest, 2 times found in tropical wet forest, 2 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 32 times ex sifted leaf litter, 7 times Hojarasca, 2 times rotten wood, 2 times sifted litter, 1 times nest in dead wood, 2 times LeafLitter, 2 times ex sifted litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on leaf, 1 times Hojarasca..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 22 times miniWinkler, 14 times Winkler, 5 times maxiWinkler, 3 times hand collecting, 3 times Mini Winkler, 2 times Winkler48h, 1 times search, 1 times Berlese, 1 times Malaise.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1200 meters, 433 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1986-12-17 and 2019-06-29

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