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Species: Forelius brasiliensis   (Forel, 1908) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Iridomyrmex (Forelius) maccooki var. brasiliensis Forel, 1908 PDF: 396 (w.) BRAZIL (Rio Grande do Sul). Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as brasiliana by Bruch, 1914 PDF: 226.]
Combination in Forelius: Emery, 1913a PDF: 36
Subspecies of Forelius foetidus: Emery, 1913a PDF: 36.
Status as species: Santschi, 1922c PDF: 373; Borgmeier, 1923: 98; Kusnezov, 1957e PDF: 17 (in key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 108; Zolessi et al., 1988: 7; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 92; Bolton, 1995b: 190; Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 229 (redescription); Wild, 2007b PDF: 24.
Senior synonym of Forelius fiebrigi: Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 230.
Senior synonym of Forelius rufus pilipes: Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 229.
Material of the unavailable name Forelius mccooki brasiliensis carmelitana referred here by Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 229.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Boquerón, Central, Cordillera, Pte. Hayes

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

brasiliensis (ForelHNS 1908b).

Boquerón, Central, Cordillera (ALWC, IFML, INBP, LACM, MHNG NHMB). Literature records: Cordillera, Pte. Hayes (Forel 1909a, Forel 1912d, Cuezzo 2000).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Dry Chaco, 1 times found in Floresta de terra firme, 1 times found in tropical dry forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times branches d' Alchornea urucurana.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection, 1 times epigaeic pitfall, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 150 - 470 meters, 265 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1903-12-31 and 2013-06-01

Type specimens: syntype of Forelius brasiliensis: casent0909721; syntype of Forelius maccooki fiebrigi: casent0909718; syntype of Forelius rufus pilipes: casent0911546

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