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Species: Forelius breviscapus   Forel, 1914 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Forelius maccooki r. breviscapus Forel, 1914d PDF: 286 (w.) Note: maccooki is a misspelling of Forelius mccooki. [sic] ARGENTINA (Buenos Aires). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Argentina: Buenos Aires (Rovereto) (by restriction of Kempf, 1972b PDF: 109). Primary type depository: MHNG. Type notes: 1) Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 92, cites 4 worker syntypes. 2) Other original syntype locality: Argentina: Santa Fé, Diamante (C. Bruch). 3) A lectotype may have been selected by Cuezzo, 2000 PDF; unfortunately the copy available to me (B. Bolton) lacks pages 236-237. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Forelius maccooki fiebrigi breviscapus Forel, 1913; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 237 (q.m.).
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Bruch, 1914 PDF: 226.
Status as species: Santschi, 1922c PDF: 374; Kusnezov, 1953c PDF: 339; Kusnezov, 1957e PDF: 16 (in key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 109; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 92; Bolton, 1995b: 190; Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 235 (redescription).
Senior synonym of Forelius instabilis: Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 235.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

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

Elevations: collected at 1630 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-11-06 00:00:00.0 and 2009-03-15 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Forelius breviscapus obscuratus: casent0909720; syntype of Forelius breviscapus: casent0909719; syntype of Forelius maccooki instabilis: casent0911552

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