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Species: Pheidole flavifrons   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole flavifrons Wilson, 2003A: 422, figs. (s.w.) PERU. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Comments:

J. Longino, 28 Mar 2014: Images look very similar to P. nitidicollis from Costa Rica.

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 flavifronsHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L flavifronsHNS, yellow front, pertaining to the anterior half of the major's head.

Diagnosis A medium-sized, uniquely multicolored member of the flavensHNS group, whose major has a prominent, subangular humerus and exclusively carinulate head, and the minor has a dentate humerus.

Most similar to arhuacaHNS of Colombia but with different color, and in the major a smooth (not foveolate) pronotal dorsum; and to amazonicaHNS, differing in head sculpture and shape of humerus.

See also the less similar minutulaHNS, nitidicollisHNS, and tenerescensHNS, and other species listed as close to arhuacaHNS (q.v.). Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.86, HL 0.92, SL 0.44, EL 0.10, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.48, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.28.

Color Major: anterior half of head yellow, posterior half yellowish brown, with a dark brown circular spot in the center of the head capsule dorsum; body medium brown, mandibles and scape light brown, rest of appendages yellow. Minor: body dark brown; appendages, clypeus, and anterior genal margins yellow.

range Known only from the type locality in Amazonian Peru.

Biology The type series was taken from beneath the bark of a tree in a terra firme tree fall.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PERU: Cuzco Amazonico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios (Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin). Scale bars = 1 mm.



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