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Species: Pseudomyrmex boopis   (Roger, 1863) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pseudomyrma boopis Roger, 1863b PDF: 25. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Pseudomyrmex modesta (Smith, 1862)
[Junior primary homonym of Tetraponera modesta (Smith, 1860).]
Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1967c PDF: 2
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex thoracica: Ward, 1993 PDF: 154; Bolton, 1995b: 371.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 57 times found in tropical moist forest, 47 times found in tropical rainforest, 47 times found in lowland wet forest, 30 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 30 times found in rainforest, 26 times found in 2º wet forest, 13 times found in rainforest edge, 14 times found in tropical dry forest, 10 times found in lowland rainforest, 6 times found in second-growth rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 105 times at bait, 60 times beating vegetation, 53 times on low vegetation, 64 times ex sifted leaf litter, 13 times beating veg., 9 times Malaise trap, 6 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex rotten branch, 4 times on vegetation, 3 times low vegetation, 1 times in live stem of lantana, ground to 0.5 m, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 73 times Beating, 105 times Baiting, 36 times MiniWinkler, 24 times MaxiWinkler, 10 times search, 8 times Malaise, 4 times beating low vegetation, 4 times hand collecting, 2 times beating vegetation (3 hours), 3 times beating vegetation (1 hour), 3 times Malaise trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1800 meters, 325 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1930-06-02 and 2020-01-27

Type specimens: Holotype of Pseudomyrma modesta: casent0902868; syntype of Pseudomyrma excavata flaviventris: casent0915325; syntype of Pseudomyrma excavata fusciceps: casent0915326; syntype of Pseudomyrma excavata: casent0902869; syntype of Pseudomyrma excavata flaviventris: casent0904048; syntype of Pseudomyrmex excavata: casent0915841; type of Pseudomyrma excavata: focol1199



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