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Species: Pheidole desertorum   Wheeler, 1906 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole desertorum Wheeler, 1906i PDF: 337 (s.w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole comanche, Pheidole maricopa: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 178.
See also: Wilson, 2003A: 284.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole desertorum   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Pheidole desertorum   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 284, (download) 284 20017

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in desert wash, 3 times found in Larrea desert, 2 times found in creosote desert, 3 times found in Pine-juniper-oak woodland, 1 times found in Grazed desert grassland Fine reddish clay soil., 2 times found in Mesquite-acacia desert, 2 times found in Chihuahuan desert, 1 times found in oak pine juniper woodland, 1 times found in Oak-Juniper woodland, 1 times found in creosote-mesquite desert, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times under stone, 4 times under rock, 1 times under bark of dead Populus, 2 times nests and foragers on soil, 1 times foragers on ground, 1 times strays on ground, small crater times nest, 2 times nest under stone, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times Low mound 6" diam. at edge of K-rat nest., ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times hand collecting, 5 times search, 1 times bait, 1 times ground trap.

Elevations: collected from 335 - 1981 meters, 1317 meters average

Type specimens:



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