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Species Pogonomyrmex bigbendensis

Pogonomyrmex bigbendensis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Pogonomyrmecini
Genus Pogonomyrmex (Harvester Ants)
Species bigbendensis (Pogonomyrmex bigbendensis)
Explanation of Names
Pogonomyrmex bigbendensis Francke & Merickel, 1982
bigbendensis, refers to the type series being collected in Big Bend National Park.
Anterior margin of clypeus weakly concave (nearly straight); rugae on dorsum of head very fine, parts of surface smooth and glossy (1)
Big Bend Park, Brewster Co., TX / Chihuahua, Mex. (1)
Creosotebush scrub (1)
Type nest series (workers only) from Rio Grande Village (565 m), Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co., Texas, 30 July 1978.
Texas Parks and Wildlife considers this a SGCN (2)
Print References
Francke, O.F. & F.W. Merickel. 1982 [1981]. Two new species of Pogonomyrmex harvester ants from Texas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 57: 371-379. (Full PDF)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The ants of New Mexico (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
Mackay, W.P. and E. Mackay. 2002. Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY. 408 pp.
2.Texas "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) - TPWD, 2012