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Species: Pheidole durionei   Santschi, 1923 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole wolfringi st. durionei Santschi, 1923d PDF: 51 (s.w.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, 2003A: 288.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina
  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, pp. -1--1

Pheidole durioneiHNS Santschi, new status

Pheidole wolfringi st. durioneiHNS Santschi 1923d: 51.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology Eponymous.

Diagnosis A member of the " jujuyensisHNS complex" of the larger fallaxHNS group, comprising araneoidesHNS, cuevasiHNS, durioneiHNS, jujuyensisHNS, kugleriHNS, leoninaHNS, leptinaHNS, lucretiiHNS, lupusHNS, paraensisHNS, punctithoraxHNS, tijucanaHNS, wallaceiHNS, and wolfringiHNS. P. durioneiHNS is distinguished as follows.

Major: antennal scape exceeding occipital corner by 2X its own maximum width; carinulae on dorsal surface of head reaching almost all the way to the occiput, which is foveolate and opaque; rugoreticulum on head stretches on each side from eye to antennal fossa and anteriorly almost to the anterior border of the head; margins of pronotal dorsum foveolate; propodeal spines equilaterally triangular; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped, with angular lateral margins.

Minor: propodeal spines reduced to barely discernible denticles; region mesad to and forward from eyes foveolate; occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.20, HL 1.34, SL 1.22, EL 0.24, PW 0.60. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.74, SL 1.08, EL 0.16, PW 0.40.

color Major: body and appendages light reddish brown except for gaster, which is plain medium brown. Minor: concolorous brownish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. ARGENTINA: Tanti Viejo, Cordoba. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole durionei: casent0913475; paralectotype of Pheidole durionei: casent0913476



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