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Species: Pheidole gibbata   Borgmeier, 1934 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole transversostriata subsp. gibbata Borgmeier, 1934 PDF: 101 (s.w.) SURINAM. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, 2003A: 636.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Suriname
  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 gibbataHNS Borgmeier, new status

Pheidole transversostriata subsp. gibbataHNS Borgmeier 1934: 10.

Types Mus. Zool. Univ. Sao Paulo.

Etymology L gibbataHNS, hump-backed, crooked.

diagnosis a very small, yellowish brown member of the tachigaliaeHNS group, closest to mendiculaHNS (q.v.) and differing from that species as follows.

Major: occiput transversely carinulate; rugoreticula present between eye and antennal fossa and on pronotal dorsum; transverse midpronotal carina less prominent and not protruding from dorsal pronotal profile in side view. Minor: head and pronotum smooth and shiny.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.56, HL 0.60, SL 0.30, EL 0.08, PW 0.36. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.32, HL 0.38, SL 0.26, EL 0.06, PW 0.24. color Major: body medium yellowish brown except for gaster, which is light brown. Minor: concolorous medium yellowish brown.

range Known from the type locality (Paramaribo, Suriname) and Canaveral, Magdalena, Colombia, 200 m (Philip S. Ward).

biology Ward's Colombian series was sifted from litter and rotting wood in dry tropical forest.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. SURINAME: Paramaribo. Scale bars = 1 mm.

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