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Species: Veromessor pergandei   (Mayr, 1886) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Aphaenogaster pergandei Mayr, 1886d PDF: 448 (w.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: U.S.A.: California (no collector’s name). Type-depository: NHMW. Type notes: Mayr says the specimens were “received from Pergande”; other specimens may be retained in Pergande’s collection in USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Stenamma (Messor): Emery, 1895d PDF: 307.
Combination in Novomessor: Emery, 1915k PDF: 73.
Combination in Messor: Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 565; Bolton, 1982 PDF: 341 (in text).
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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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Larrea desert, 1 times found in dry meadow, 2 times found in chaparral, 3 times found in Creosote bush-mesquite desert, 1 times found in desert scrub, 1 times found in desert wash, 2 times found in creosote bush desert, 1 times found in creosote flats, 1 times found in open grassland, 1 times found in Sonora desert scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in ground, 1 times nest in bare soil, 2 times ground nest, 1 times strays on ground, 1 times nest in soil, 3 times large crater with chaff, 1 times foragers, 1 times crater nest in sand, 1 times colony in dirt road, 1 times polydomous tumulus nest, 1 times lava, cinder, sandy soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times hand collecting, 7 times Pitfall, 4 times search, 3 times hand collected, 1 times direct collection, 1 times ethylene glycol pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 113 - 1341 meters, 560 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1884-05-01 and 2018-04-25

Type specimens: Lectotype of Veromessor pergandei: usnment00531691; syntype of Aphaenogaster pergandei: casent0919791



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