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Species: Pheidole boliviana   Wilson, 2003 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole boliviana Wilson, 2003A: 380, figs. (s.w.) BOLIVIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica, Colombia, Bolivia.

Biology:

This species occurs in wet to moist forest habitats, from sea level to 800m elevation. Collections have been from second growth vegetation and a coffee plantation. Nests are in the low arboreal zone, within a meter or two of the ground but not in the leaf litter on the forest floor. Nests have been found in a small diameter dead stick and under loose bark of larger rotting trees.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole boliviana new species  Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 380, (download) 380 20017
Pheidole boliviana   Longino, J. T., 2009, Additions to the taxonomy of New World Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2181, pp. 1-90: 16-17, (download) 16-17 22820

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in mature moist forest, 1 times found in moist forest and second growth veg., 1 times found in moist forest, 1 times found in Second growth vegetation with isolated tall trees, 1 times found in montane moist forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under loose bark dead wood, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times at bait, 1 times Roadside in second growth veg. Under loose bark. Sample in two vials, from two s, 1 times nest in 3cm dead section of woody shrub, 1 times ex sifted litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler, 1 times search, 2 times bait, 1 times maxiWinkler.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 800 meters, 558 meters average

Type specimens: holotype major Pheidole scitula: inbiocri002279922; paratype Pheidole boliviana: casent0624226, casent0624227, jtlc000016330; paratype Pheidole mincana: casent0624228, casent0624229, jtlc000016454; paratype Pheidole scitula: casent0624230, casent0624231, inbiocri002279912, inbiocri002279913



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