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Species: Pheidole goeldii   Forel, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole goeldii Forel, 1895c PDF: 178 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 429.


  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, pp. -1--1

Pheidole goeldiiHNS Forel

Pheidole goeldiiHNS Forel 1895c: 178.

types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Named in honor of the collector Emilio A. Goeldi.

Diagnosis A member of the flavensHNS group, somewhat similar to chloeHNS and striaticepsHNS of Mexico and Central America, distinguished as follows.

Major: yellow; Head Width equal to Head Length; occipital cleft deep, with subangulate midline cleft; mesonotal convexity apparent in dorsal-oblique view; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped, with right-angular margins; edges of humeri rugoreticulate; propodeal spines half as long as and perpendicular to basal face of propodeum preceding them; edges of humeri rugoreticulate. Minor: humeri toothed; propodeal spines more than a third as long as and perpendicular to the basal face of the propodeum facing them; occiput narrowed behind; occiput with prominent midline cleft; head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque. Measurements (mm) Syntype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.00, SL 0.48, EL 0.12, PW 0.48. Syntype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.54, SL 0.44, EL 0.08, PW 0.30. Color Major and minor: concolorous yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

biology Unknown.

figure Upper: syntype, major. Lower: syntype, minor. BRAZIL: Colonia Alpina, Terasopolis, Rio de Janeiro (Emilio A. Goeldi). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole goeldii: casent0904418, casent0904419, casent0908283, casent0908284

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