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Species: Pheidole fera   Santschi, 1925 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole guilelmimuelleri var. fera Santschi, 1925d PDF: 227 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, 2003A: 689.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 feraHNS Santschi, new status

Pheidole guilelmimuelleri var. feraHNS Santschi 1925d: 227.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology L feraHNS, wild, untamed.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to amataHNS, ambiguaHNS, celaenaHNS, germainiHNS, peruvianaHNS, rutilanaHNS, schwarzmaieriHNS, superbaHNS, and vomerHNS, differing as follows.

Major: distinct mesonotal convexity absent in side view, with promesonotal profile a continuous weakly convex curve that drops as a steep face to the metanotum; center of mid-clypeal carina projects forward as a process in dorsal-oblique view; posterior half of head smooth and shiny except for carinulae along the dorsal midline, which reach occiput; anterior half of head almost all carinulate, with no rugoreticulum; humeri subangulate in dorsal-oblique view; postpetiole diamond-shaped seen from above; apex of petiolar node acute in side view.

Minor: occiput narrowed, with a nuchal collar; apex of petiolar node acute in side view; central third of dorsum of head and almost all of mesosoma foveolate.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.96, HL 1.24, SL 0.94, EL 0.24, PW 0.76. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.74, SL 0.84, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.

color Major: head and mandibles light reddish brown; rest of body plain medium brown; other appendages dark yellow. Minor: body plain dark brown, appendages plain light brown.

Range Known only from Minas Gerais.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major (dorsal-oblique view of mesosoma and dorsal view of petiole based on paralectotype major). Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Minas Gerais. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole fera: casent0913328, casent0913329



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