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Species: Pheidole globularia   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole globularia Wilson, 2003A: 552, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


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

types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L globulariaHNS, of a small ball, referring to the head shape of the major.

Diagnosis A member of the perpusillaHNS group (very small, with 10-segmented antennae), distinguished within the group as follows. Major: head in full-face view 1.IX times broader than long; carinulae originating on the frontal lobes spread laterad away from the midline as they approach the occiput; sides of head posterior to eye lack carinulae, covered only with foveolae; small, triangular process present on postpetiole venter; propodeal spines robust, as long as the basal propodeal face anterior to them; mesosoma, waist, and gaster almost completely devoid of sculpturing.

Minor: propodeal spines more than half as long as the propodeal face anterior to them; body completely devoid of sculpturing, and entirely smooth and shiny.

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.68, HL 0.60, SL 0.36, EL 0.12, PW 0.32. Paratype minor: HW 0.32, HL 0.38, SL 0.32, EL 0.06, PW 0.24. Color Major and minor: concolorous dark yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. ECUADOR: 25 km north of Puyo, Pastaza, 1000 m (Stewart B. and Jarmila Kukalova-Peck). Scale bars = 1 mm.

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