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Species: Temnothorax stollii   (Forel, 1885) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Leptothorax stollii Forel, 1885a PDF: 352 (w.m.) GUATEMALA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated, “numerous”), 1 syntype male. Primary type locality: Guatemala: summit of Mt Agua, 14000 ft (Stoll). Primary type depositories: MCZC, MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1899d PDF: 54 (q.)
Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 272.
Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 127; Emery, 1896g PDF: 59 (in key); Forel, 1899b PDF: 54; Wheeler, 1903d PDF: 222; Emery, 1924f PDF: 258; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 132; Bolton, 1995b: 245; Mackay, 2000 PDF: 411 (redescription); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 272; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012 PDF: 262.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Guatemala, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Comments:

J. Longino, 29 Sep 2015: Temnothorax stollii was described by Forel in 1884, based on a collection of workers and a male. The collection was by Stoll, from the summit of Volcan de Agua, Guatemala. The elevation was reported as 14,000 feet on the label and in the publication, but the peak is actually 12,340 feet (3,760m). Champion later collected a series of workers, males, and queens at the same site, with 13,000 feet on the label. Forel (1899) described the queen from the Champion series. The species has remained unknown since the collection of these two series. Bob Anderson just collected a nest series beneath a stone at a site just north of Huehuetenango (La Torre, Aldea Xemal, 15.48368 -91.53455 ±50m, 3791m, 14Jun2015, R. S. Anderson#2015-146X), in a moss-pine-juniper forest. The colony was polygynous, with multiple dealate queens.

This is a remarkable high-elevation Guatemalan endemic. The notched clypeus is a highly distinctive feature.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in moss-pine-juniper forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times under stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search.

Elevations: collected from 427 - 4267 meters, 3618 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected on 2015-06-14 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Leptothorax stollii: focol0610; syntype of Leptothorax stollii: casent0917828; syntype of Temnothorax stollii: casent0905775, casent0909058



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