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Species: Pheidole cubaensis   Mayr, 1862 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole cubaensis Mayr, 1862 PDF: 747 (s.w.) CUBA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole grayi Mann, 1920b PDF: 426: Wilson, 2003A: 624.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Cuba
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Comments:

The species P. cubaensis, P. alayoi, P. macromischoides, P. naylae, and the P. cubaensis jr. syn. P. grayi Mann (an unresolved jr. homonym) are either one highly variable species or a complex of cryptic species. Each name is based on one or very few collections. New material collected in 2012 by R. S. Anderson does not fall neatly into existing categories. Any identifications to these species should be considered suspect until more is known about species boundaries. Pheidole bakeri might be part of this complex too.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole cubaensis n. sp.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 747-748, (download) 747-748 4445
Pheidole cubaensis   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 624, (download) 624 20017

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype Pheidole cubaensis: casent0601285; Paralectotype Pheidole cubaensis: casent0601286; paratype Pheidole macromischoides: jtlc000016444



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