Protalaridris loxanensis

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Protalaridris loxanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Protalaridris
Species: P. loxanensis
Binomial name
Protalaridris loxanensis
Lattke, 2018

The few known specimens of P. loxanensis have been taken from sifted leaf litter samples in cloud forests and secondary vegetation above 2000 m near the southern Ecuadorian town of Loja. The site is mostly secondary vegetation ranging from trees forming a loose canopy approximately 15 m high to more open bracken-fern dominated understorey with scattered trees and shrubs. This species is sympatric with Protalaridris leponcei at Reserva Biológica San Francisco.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Ecuador (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • loxanensis. Protalaridris loxanensis Lattke, in Lattke et al., 2018: 285, figs. 7a-e, 8 (w.q.) ECUADOR.