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Species: Pheidole bureni   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole bureni Wilson, 2003A: 150, figs. (s.w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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 bureniHNS new species

types Florida State Collection of Arthropods; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Named after the collector, the late American myrmecologist William F. Buren.

Diagnosis A member of the crassicornisHNS group distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: scape flattened at base; head in side view narrowed, its posterior dorsal surface flat; in full-face view, occipital border deeply concave and occipital lobes subangulate; propodeal spines long and vertical to propodeal dorsal face; pronotum transversely carinulate; mesosoma and waist completely foveolate and opaque; pilosity very sparse.

Minor: all of body foveolate and opaque except gaster, which is smooth and shiny; carinulae mesad to eyes extend to occiput. measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.50, HL 1.58, SL 0.80, EL 0.24, PW 0.76. Paratype minor: HW 0.72, HL 0.80, SL 0.80, EL 0.20, PW 0.48.

Color Major: bicolorous, with all of body reddish yellow except gaster, which is medium to dark reddish brown. Range Known only from the type locality. Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype minor. TEXAS: Alice, Jim Wells Co., southern Texas (William F. Buren). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: paratype: casent0172962, casent0172963

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