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Species: Forelius grandis   Forel, 1912 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Forelius chalybaeus r. grandis Forel, 1912i PDF: 46 (w.) ARGENTINA (Catamarca). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 244). Primary type locality: lectotype Argentina: Catamarca, Huasan, 1300 m. (C. Bruch). Primary type depository: MHNG. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 34 paralectotype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depositories: MHNG, NHMB, USNM. Type notes: Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 94, cites 38 worker syntypes. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 244.
[Note: Santschi, 1916e PDF: 393, erroneously refers to this taxon as major.]
Forel, 1914d PDF: 285 (q.m.)
Status as species: Kusnezov, 1954b PDF: 37; Kusnezov, 1957e PDF: 18 (in key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 109; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 94; Bolton, 1995b: 190; Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 242 (redescription).
Material of the unavailable names Forelius chalybaeus grandis basalis, Forelius chalybaeus grandis symbiotica referred here by Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 242.
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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

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times au Teige, 1 times au faulen Feige.

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

Elevations: collected from 150 - 1300 meters, 725 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1920-12-10 00:00:00.0 and 2009-03-18 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Forelius grandis: casent0907619, casent0909714; syntype of Forelius chalybaeus debenedettii: casent0911551; syntype of Forelius chalybaeus grandis: casent0905115; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Forelius chalybaeus grandis basalis: casent0911549; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Forelius chalybaeus grandis symbiotica: casent0911550

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