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Species: Pheidole crinita   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole crinita Wilson, 2003A: 403, 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 crinitaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology L crinitaHNS, hairy.

Diagnosis a small, yellow member of the flavensHNS group distinguished in the major and minor by the complete absence of sculpturing posterior to the level of the eye, broadly concave occipital border, nearly perfect semicircular profde of the promesonotum, and abundant, long pilosity.

Major: nearly vertical propodeal spine in side view, exceptionally large propodeal spiracle, and laterally angulate postpetiolar node. Similar to amabilisHNS, bolivianaHNS, melastomaeHNS, mixtecaHNS, scitulaHNS, and especially terresiHNS of Hispaniola and tysoniHNS of the eastern United States.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.76, HL 0.88, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.40. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.50, SL 0.40, EL 0.04, PW 0.32. Color Major: clear medium yellow. Minor: clear medium to pale yellow.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology The type colony was found in a buried piece of rotting wood.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. ECUADOR: Sucua, 2A°28'S 78A°10"W (Gary J. Umphrey). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole crinita: casent0627919, jtlc000016352



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