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Species: Temnothorax neomexicanus   (Wheeler, 1903) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Leptothorax neomexicanus Wheeler, 1903d PDF: 248, pl. 12, fig. 18 (w.) U.S.A. (New Mexico). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 5 syntype workers. Primary type locality: U.S.A.: New Mexico, Manzanares (M. Cooper). Primary type depository: MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in desert, rocky slope, 2 times found in salt desert shrub, 1 times found in sagebrush desert, 1 times found in oak pine woodland, 3 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 3 times found in desert wash, 1 times found in desert wash, sparse juniper, 2 times found in sagebrush, 1 times found in dry rocky slope, 1 times found in sagebrush-riparian vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times pitfall trap, 4 times ground foragers, 3 times on low vegetation, 1 times nest under stone, 2 times in litter under shrubs, 2 times in litter under Cercocarpus, 1 times under dead root of Vachellia, 1 times on vegetation, 1 times nest in soil under Sarcobatus, 1 times litter under shrubs, 1 times in sifted litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Davis sifter, 6 times search, 5 times hand collecting, 2 times pitfall trap, 1 times Davis, 1 times beating, 30 - 10 times Beating vegetation, 9, 1 times pitfall traps, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 24 hours, 1 times surface bait, 45-9 times at shortbread cookie bait, 8, ...

Elevations: collected from 985 - 2195 meters, 1593 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1953-03-28 00:00:00.0 and 2021-08-29 00:00:00.0

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