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Species: Pheidole bulliceps   Wilson, 2003 

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

Pheidole bulliceps Wilson, 2003A: 671, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Ecuador
  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 bullicepsHNS new species

Types iNBio.

Etymology L bullicepsHNS, bubble-headed, with reference to the major.

diagnosis A large member of the tristisHNS group, similar to rotundicepsHNS, less so to pepoHNS, sphaericaHNS, and subsphaericaHNS, distinguished by the following traits in the major: head capsule in full-face view roughly circular in outline; extensive patches of rugoreticulum present mesad and laterad to the eye; most of remainder of head longitudinally carinulate, with carinulae just laterad to the frontal carinae turning outward; central zone of occiput smooth and shiny; almost all of propodeum carinulate. measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 2.28, HL 2.24, SL 1.20, EL 0.24, PW 1.00. Paratype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.82, SL 1.04, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.

color Major: head and appendages light reddish brown, rest of body medium reddish brown.

Minor: yellowish brown.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology The types were attracted to a tuna bait.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. ECUADOR: Jatun Sacha, Napo (Leeanne E. Tennant-Alonso). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ground nest.

Elevations: collected from 554 - 1320 meters, 1128 meters average

Type specimens:



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