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Species: Pheidole germaini   Emery, 1896 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole crassipes subsp. germaini Emery, 1896g PDF: 68 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, 2003A: 694.


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

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 germaini EmeryHNS, new status

Pheidole crassipes subsp. germaini EmeryHNS 1896g: 68.

Types Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova.

Etymology Eponymous.

Diagnosis A medium-sized reddish brown member of the tristisHNS group whose major has a large, laterally subangulate postpetiolar node, moderately protuberant and rounded subpostpetiolar process, very prominent lobose humerus, swollen hind femora, and weak transverse carinulae covering the entire promesonotum.

Minor: dorsal pilosity consists of sparse, short hairs, some of which are clavate or spatulate; occiput narrow, with nuchal collar; propodeal spine erect.

Similar to alpinensisHNS, exarataHNS, excubitorHNS, grandinodisHNS, grantaeHNS, obrimaHNS, rogeriHNS, stultaHNS, tristisHNS, and zosterHNS, differing in many details of body form, sculpturing, and pilosity, as illustrated, and in color.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.56, HL 1.80, SL 0.86, EL 0.20, PW 0.80. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.72, SL 0.74, EL 0.12, PW 0.46.

color Major: head and appendages rich medium reddish brown, rest of body dark reddish brown. Minor: body very dark reddish brown, appendages a contrasting light reddish brown.

Range Known from the type series and a second collection at Cuiaba, Mato Grosso, by J. C. Trager.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. The right hind femur is depicted next to the outline of the mesosoma. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Mato Grosso. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole crassipes germaini: casent0904339; paralectotype of Pheidole crassipes germaini: casent0904340

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