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Species: Procryptocerus coriarius   (Mayr, 1870) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Cataulacus coriarius Mayr, 1870a PDF: 414 (w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Colombia (“New Granada”): Bogotá (“S. Fé”) (Lindig). Primary type depository: NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Kempf, 1951 PDF: 38 (q.)
Combination in Procryptocerus: Emery, 1887h PDF: 470 (footnote).
Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 140; Emery, 1924f PDF: 301; Kempf, 1951 PDF: 36 (redescription); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 212; Bolton, 1995b: 367; Longino & Snelling, 2002 PDF: 13 (redescription); Serna et al., 2019 PDF: 1065.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Colombia, Costa Rica.


Natural History:

This is a very rarely encountered species. One Colombian collection was found nesting in withered branches of coffee shrubs (Kempf, 1951). The Costa Rican collection from Guayabo is a dealate queen. The collection from Carrillo was from rainforest, a single worker from low vegetation. Weber's Medellin collection is a nest series with a queen and a male.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times strays, 1 times nest in withered coffee branches.

Elevations: collected from 600 - 1800 meters, 1450 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1938-07-14 00:00:00.0 and 1994-06-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Cataulacus coriarius: casent0919592

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