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Species: Pheidole desertorum   Wheeler, 1906 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

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.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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, 3 times found in low scrub, 1 times found in oak woodland, 2 times found in creosote desert, 1 times found in flat area, abundant mesquite, 3 times found in Pine-juniper-oak woodland, 2 times found in Mesquite-acacia desert, 1 times found in creosote-mesquite desert, 1 times found in oak pine juniper woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 11 times under stone, 3 times nest under stone, 4 times under rock, 1 times under bark of dead Populus, 2 times nests and foragers on soil, 1 times strays on ground, small crater times nest, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times Low mound 6" diam. at edge of K-rat nest., 2 times ground nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times search, 5 times hand collecting, 2 times direct collection, 1 times bait, 1 times ground trap.

Elevations: collected from 335 - 1981 meters, 1288 meters average

Type specimens:

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