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Species: Pheidole coffeicola   Borgmeier, 1934 

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

Pheidole coffeicola Borgmeier, 1934 PDF: 98, fig. 2 (s.w.q.) SURINAM. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 182.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Suriname
  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 coffeicola BorgmeierHNS

Pheidole coffeicola BorgmeierHNS 1934: 98.

Types Mus. Zool. Univ. Sao Paulo; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L coffeicolaHNS, living with coffee, referring to the coffee plantation where the type colony was collected.

diagnosis A medium-sized, dark yellow species close to variegataHNS (q.v.), and possibly synonymous, differing in the major in its more protuberant, subangular humerus, shorter postpetiolar node, much less extensive rugoreticulum on the head, and color. P. coffeicolaHNS may also be distinguished by the presence of abundant short, decumbent hairs (and no erect hairs) in the minor. See also less similar laevifronsHNS, mooreorumHNS, pubiventrisHNS, seeldrayersiHNS, and zelataHNS.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.22, HL 1.16, SL 0.84, EL 0.20, PW 0.56.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.74, SL 0.96, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

color Major and minor: concolorous dark yellow.

Range Suriname, also recorded by Kempf (1972b) from Para, Brazil.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. SURINAME: Paramaribo. Scale bars = 1 mm.



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