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Species: Pseudomyrmex viduus   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pseudomyrma vidua Smith, 1858a PDF: 158 (m.) BRAZIL (Amazonas). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype male. Primary type locality: Brazil: Ega (= Tefé) (H.W. Bates). Primary type depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kusnezov, 1964 PDF: 83
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex opacior: Ward, 1999b PDF: 510.
Senior synonym of Pseudomyrmex ulei: Ward, 1989a PDF: 445; Brandão, 1991 PDF: 377; Bolton, 1995b: 376; Ward, 1999b PDF: 510.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in tropical dry forest, 11 times found in dry forest, 8 times found in roadside vegetation, 3 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in old field/pasture, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in riparian forest, 2 times found in edge of second-growth rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ex live Triplaris, 10 times In live branch Triplaris melaenodendron, 6 times ex Cordia alliodora, 2 times Malaise trap, 2 times ex Triplaris, 2 times strays, 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times live branch of Triplaris, 1 times in live stems Ocotea nicaraguensis, 1 times in Cordia alliodora, 1 times ex live stem Triplaris, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Malaise, 3 times search, 1 times HandCollection, 1 times mostly beating vegetation, also some workers collected directly on foliage, 1 times Sweeping, 1 times beating, 1 times beating vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1140 meters, 234 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1900-11-01 00:00:00.0 and 2019-11-25 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Pseudomyrmex viduus: casent0902880; syntype of Pseudomyrma caroli: casent0907499; syntype of Pseudomyrma caroli sapii: casent0907500; syntype of Pseudomyrma triplaridis tigrina: casent0902881; syntype of Pseudomyrma ulei: casent0907567

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