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Species: Pheidole aripoensis   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole aripoensis Wilson, 2003A: 610, figs. (s.w.) TRINIDAD. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: French Guiana, Trinidad and Tobago
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press

Pheidole aripoensisHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Named in reference to the type locality.

Diagnosis Recognizable within the punctatissimaHNS group by the uniquely concave posterior dorsal profile of the major's head, combined with the double convexity of the major's pronotum (hence triple convexity of the promesonotum), concave occipital border of the minor, and well-developed propodeal spines, relatively sparse pilosity, and yellow color of both castes. Other traits in body form and sculpturing are illustrated.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 0.92, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.42. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.50, SL 0.60, EL 0.10, PW 0.26.

color Major: yellow, with head and mesosoma possessing a slightly dark, "orange" tinge.

Minor: concolorous yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. TRINIDAD: Aripo Ridge, Arima Valley, 600-700 m (Stefan Cover and Mark W. Moffett). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

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

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in white rotten log.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 600 meters, 305 meters average

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole aripoensis: casent0625432, jtlc000016322



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