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Species Pogonomyrmex bigbendensis

Pogonomyrmex bigbendensis
Classification
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.
Identification
Anterior margin of clypeus weakly concave (nearly straight); rugae on dorsum of head very fine, parts of surface smooth and glossy (1)
Range
Big Bend Park, Brewster Co., TX / Chihuahua, Mex. (1)
Habitat
Creosotebush scrub (1)
Remarks
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