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Species: Strumigenys emeryi   Mann, 1922 

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Karavaiev, 1935

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Strumigenys (Strumigenys) emeryi Mann, 1922 PDF: 37, fig. 18 (w.q.) HONDURAS. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated; “Several small colonies were found in rotten logs”). Primary type locality: syntypes Honduras: Ceiba, ii-iii. 1920, No. 24457 (W.M. Mann) (by restriction of Brown, 1959a: 97); syntypes Honduras: San Juan Pueblo, i-ii.1920, No. 24457 (W.M. Mann). Primary type depositories: MCZC, USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Brown, 1959a: 97 (redescription); Brown, 1962c PDF: 245; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 243; Bolton, 1995b: 396; Lattke & Goitía, 1997 PDF: 373 (in key); Bolton, 2000: 513 (redescription); Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012 PDF: 261.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico (Chiapas)


Differs from nevermanni in large convex foliaceous crest beneath propodeal spines; foliaceous crest on ventral margin of petiole large, irregular; dorsal pilosity on gaster varies from straight to long, thin, coachwhip-like. In contrast, nevermanni has foliaceous crest beneath propodeal spines thin, concave; foliaceous crest on ventral margin of petiole thin; dorsal pilosity on gaster straight to weakly curved, never long and coachwhip-like.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 11 times found in tropical rainforest, 12 times found in mesophil forest, 9 times found in 2ndary liquidambar forest, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 5 times found in montane wet forest, 3 times found in tropical moist forest, 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 2 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 1 times found in mixed montane wet forest, 2 times found in 2º mesophil forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 55 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times nest in rotten log, 2 times leaf litter, 2 times forest litter, 1 times on rotten log, 1 times nocturnal forager, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times ex sifted litter, 1 times beating vegetation, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 30 times MiniWinkler, 21 times MaxiWinkler, 3 times search, 4 times Berlese, 2 times Winkler, 1 times beating, 1 times Berlese/Winkler, 1 times FIT, 1 times litter sample, 1 times Malaise.

Elevations: collected from 130 - 1820 meters, 855 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1985-03-23 00:00:00.0 and 2019-06-12 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Strumigenys emeryi: casent0904940

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