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Species: Pheidole epetrion   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole epetrion Wilson, 2003A: 625, figs. (w.) ECUADOR. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Ecuador

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 epetrionHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Gr epetrionHNS, needle, referring to the needle-like propodeal spine.

diagnosis A member of the scrobiferaHNS group known only from the minor, close to arctosHNS of northeastern Mexico and thrasysHNS of Panama, differing in the longer propodeal spines, carinulate genae, absence of a nuchal collar, and mostly foveolate, opaque dorsal half of the head capsule.

measurements (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.68, SL 0.70, EL 0.14, PW 0.42. color Minor: body blackish brown, tarsi yellow, rest of appendages medium brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Collected on the floor of second-growth forest.

figure Holotype, minor. ECUADOR: Endesa Forest Reserve, Pichincha (Leeanne Tennant-Alonso). Scale bar = 1 mm.



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