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Species: Pheidole darlingtoni   Wheeler, 1936 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole darlingtoni Wheeler, 1936c PDF: 198 (w.) HAITI. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 405.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Haiti
  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 darlingtoni WheelerHNS

Pheidole darlingtoni WheelerHNS 1936c: 198.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the collector, the distinguished coleopterist and biogeographer Philip J. Darlington.

Diagnosis Known only from the minor, which is readily distinguished by its unique coloration (see Color below), moderate-sized propodeal spines, and mostly foveolate head and mesosoma.

Measurements (mm) Syntype minor: HW 0.32, HL 0.48, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.28.

Color Minor: bicolored; mostly pale, whitish yellow, with light brown postpetiole, gaster, portions of head as shown, and scapes.

Range Evidently an endemic of Haiti; it may possibly also turn up in the Dominican Republic when mountain habitats are better collected.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Syntype, minor. HAITI: Massif de la Hotte (P. J. Darlington). Major: unknown. Scale bar = 1 mm.



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