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Species: Solenopsis aurea   Wheeler, 1906 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Solenopsis geminata var. aurea Wheeler, 1906i PDF: 336 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Crozier, 1970a PDF: 116 (k.).
Raised to species: Forel, 1909a PDF: 269.
Revived status as species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 230; Snelling, 1963 PDF: 6.
Senior synonym of Solenopsis huachucana: Trager, 1991 PDF: 170.
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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.


California "aurea" may just be light-colored S. xyloni.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Desert canyon forest, 1 times found in desert scrub, 3 times found in Palm-cottonwood grove, 1 times found in Yucca, Encelia desert, 3 times found in Cottonwood-willow forest, 2 times found in emory oak grove, 1 times found in in grazed, open desert., 2 times found in mesquite desert, 1 times found in oak-pine-juniper woodland, 1 times found in oak/pine woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times under rock, 2 times under stone, 1 times crater nest in bare soil, 1 times Large nest, 1 times under stone, full sun, 1 times strays, 1 times soil nest with crater in the sun, 1 times sand and gravel wash, 1 times ground forager, 1 times Base of Acacia tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times hand collecting, 3 times Search, 2 times direct collection, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 91 - 1780 meters, 1015 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1948-04-10 and 2018-03-11

Type specimens:

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