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Species: Pyramica cassicuspis   Bolton, 2000 

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Current Valid Name:

Strumigenys cassicuspis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pyramica cassicuspis Bolton, 2000: 216, fig. 147 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Costa Rica: Prov. Alajuela, Rio Penas Blancas, 10°19’N, 84°43’W, 800 m., 26-28.iv.1987, wet forest, ex sifted leaf litter, #1579-s (J. Longino). Primary type depository: INBC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 4 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 2 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 2 paratype workers Costa Rica: Prov. Heredia, Est. Biol. La Selva, 10°26’N, 84°00’W, 50 m., 14.x.1991, wet forest, ex sifted leaf litter, #3078-s (J. Longino). Secondary type depositories: BMNH, LACM, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands, Cordillera de Talamanca, Cordillera de Tilaran, and Cordillera de Guanacaste.

Biology:

Original Description:

Pyramica cassicuspis Bolton 2000:216, fig. 147. Holotype worker: Costa Rica, Prov. Alajuela, Rio Penas Blancas, 10 degrees 19'N, 84 degrees 43'W, 800m, 26-28.iv.1987, #1579-s (J. Longino) [INBIO]. Paratype workers: same data as holotype; Costa Rica, Prov. Heredia, Est. Biol. La Selva, 10 degrees 26'N, 84 degrees 00'W, 50m, 14.x.1991, #3078-s (J. Longino) [BMNH, MCZ, LACM].

Natural History:

Members of the genus are all predaceous, with a static pressure mode of attack (Bolton 1999).

This species occurs in wet forest habitats, in leaf litter on the forest floor. It is known from relatively few collections.

References:

Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 33:1639-1689.

Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini, with a revision of the Strumigenys species of the Malagasy Region by Brian L. Fisher, and a revision of the Austral epopostrumiform genera by Steven O. Shattuck. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 65:1-1028.



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