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Species: Pogonomyrmex californicus   (Buckley, 1867) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmica californica Buckley, 1867 PDF: 336 (w.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype (?) worker. Type-locality: U.S.A: California (Xantus). Type-depository: unknown (no type-material known to exist) Type notes: 1) No indication of number of specimens is given. 2) Buckley says the specimen(s) came from the ANSP collection, where others may possibly remain. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pogonomyrmex: Emery, 1895d PDF: 311
Junior synonym of Pogonomyrmex badius: Pergande, 1893 PDF: 33.
Status as species: Cresson, 1887 PDF: 260; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 109; Emery, 1895d PDF: 311; Pergande, 1896 PDF: 894; Forel, 1899b PDF: 63; Wheeler, 1902a PDF: 98 (in key); Wheeler, 1902d PDF: 391 (in key); Wheeler, 1902g PDF: 26; Wheeler, 1906i PDF: 341; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 566; Wheeler, 1914f PDF: 153; Forel, 1914d PDF: 270; Emery, 1921c PDF: 46; Essig, 1926 PDF: 861; Tulloch, 1930a PDF: 61; Olsen, 1934 PDF: 502; Cole, 1937b PDF: 134; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 120; Smith, 1951c PDF: 793; Cole, 1954b PDF: 117; Cole, 1966b PDF: 4 (in key); Cole, 1968: 120 (redescription); Hunt & Snelling, 1975 PDF: 21; Smith, 1979: 1356; Snelling & George, 1979: 56; Dlussky, 1981b PDF: 48; Allred, 1982: 495; Snelling, 1982a PDF: 98; MacKay et al., 1985 PDF: 49; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 31; Bolton, 1995b: 340; Taber, 1998 PDF: 151 (in key); Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 210; Ward, 2005 PDF: 67; Johnson & Overson, 2009 PDF: 313 (in key); Johnson et al., 2013 PDF: 225 (in key).
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 8 times found in Sonoran Desert, 6 times found in Desert woodland, 3 times found in sand dunes, 2 times found in pine/oak scrub, 3 times found in chaparral, 3 times found in oak conifer woods, 2 times found in sand dune in salt desert, 1 times found in pine/oak woodland, 1 times found in Redshank chaparral, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times ground foragers, 3 times pitfall trap, 2 times nest in sand, 4 times ground nest, 2 times ground foragers at night, 2 times foragers, 1 times crater nest in soil, 1 times strays, 1 times stray foragers on ground, 1 times stray foragers, 2 times roadside, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 79 times hand collected, 12 times hand collecting, 11 times search, 3 times pitfall trap, 1 times Bee bowl, coll. via bee bowls, 30 am 3 Jul 2016 and picked up 9 times transect of 5 ethylene glycol pitfall traps (28 mm internal diameter), set out 10, 2 times cookie bait, 1 times ground trap, 1 times in copula, 0 times sweeping, 30 am 3 Jul 2016 and picked up 9 times transect of 5 ethylene glycol pitfall traps (15 mm internal diameter), set out 10, ...

Elevations: collected from 45 - 1839 meters, 860 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1909-05-13 00:00:00.0 and 2021-04-17 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Pogonomyrmex badius estebanius: castype00625, castype00626, casent0904116; syntype of Pogonomyrmex californicus hindleyi: casent0900376, casent0907665; syntype of Pogonomyrmex californicus longinodis: casent0904115



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