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Species: Atta laevigata   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Oecodoma laevigata Smith, 1858a PDF: 182, pl. 10, fig. 24 (s.w.) BRAZIL (Pará). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 3 syntype workers. Primary type locality: Brazil: Pará, Santarem (H.W. Bates). Primary type depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as levigata by Roger, 1863b PDF: 35; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 153, and others.]
Forel, 1913m PDF: 239 (m.); Gonçalves, 1942 PDF: 336 (q.).
Combination in Atta: Roger, 1863b PDF: 35.
Combination in Atta (Epiatta): Borgmeier, 1950d PDF: 247.
Junior synonym of Atta sexdens: Mayr, 1865 PDF: 80.
Subspecies of Atta sexdens: Emery, 1893m PDF: 154 (footnote); Emery, 1913c PDF: 259; Wheeler, 1916c PDF: 11; Wheeler, 1923a PDF: 4.
Status as species: Roger, 1863b PDF: 35; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 438; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 153; Forel, 1895b PDF: 138; Pergande, 1896 PDF: 896; Forel, 1905e PDF: 157; Forel, 1908 PDF: 348; Forel, 1912f PDF: 179; Forel, 1913m PDF: 239; Crawley, 1916b PDF: 372; Luederwaldt, 1918 PDF: 38; Emery, 1924f PDF: 354; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 137; Menozzi, 1935b PDF: 197; Eidmann, 1936b PDF: 87; Weber, 1938b PDF: 206; Santschi, 1939f PDF: 166; Borgmeier, 1939 PDF: 427; Gonçalves, 1942 PDF: 348; Weber, 1946c PDF: 164; Gonçalves, 1947a PDF: 198; Borgmeier, 1950d PDF: 247; Borgmeier, 1959b PDF: 365 (redescription); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 27; Cherrett & Cherrett, 1989 PDF: 53; Bolton, 1995b: 76; Delabie, 1998: 339; Wild, 2007b PDF: 30; Fernández et al., 2015 PDF: 152 (redescription); Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 842.
Senior synonym of Atta silvai: Delabie, 1998: 339; Fernández et al., 2015 PDF: 153.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Alto Paraná, Amambay, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Concepción, Cordillera, San Pedro

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Atta laevigata   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 30, (download) 30 21367
Atta laevigata   Forel, A., 1905, Miscellanea myrmicologiques, II (1905)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 49, pp. 155-185: 157, (download) 157 4001
Atta laevigata   Borgmeier, T., 1939, Nova contribuição para o conhecimento das formigas neotropicais (Hym. Formicidae)., Revista de Entomologia, São Paulo 10, pp. 403-428: 427, (download) 427 6484

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in cerrado, 1 times found in premontane rainforest, 3 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 1 times found in clearing, 1 times found in campo cerrado, 1 times found in Plantation.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground foragers, 1 times ground nest, 1 times LeafLitter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection, 4 times Epigaeic pitfall, 1 times search, 2 times Pitfall, 1 times Pitfall48h.

Elevations: collected from 44 - 800 meters, 370 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1947-01-01 00:00:00.0 and 2018-02-27 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Atta laevigata: casent0900488; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Atta sexdens rubropilosa bolchevista: casent0909447, casent0909448

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