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Species: Pheidole grundmanni   Smith, 1953 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole (Ceratopheidole) grundmanni Smith, 1953e PDF: 144, fig. 1 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 543.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic

Comments:

J. Longino, 29 Mar 2014: I am treating P. grundmanni as a junior synonym of P. clydei.

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 grundmanni M. R. SmithHNS

Pheidole (Ceratopheidole) grundmanni M. R. SmithHNS 1953e: 144.

Types Nat. Mus. Nat. Hist. U. S.; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the collector, A. W. Grundmann.

diagnosis A member of the granulataHNS group (4-segmented antennal club), close to clydeiHNS and distinguished as follows.

Minor: propodeal spine more than half as long as the basal face of the propodeum anterior to it; petiolar node depressed, and petiole as a whole cylindrical; promesonotal profile in dorsal-oblique view forming a single smooth curve; occipital margin in full-face view broad and flat; carinulae of head reaching eye level; sides of pronotum smooth and shiny.

Measurements (mm) Paratype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.70, SL 0.80, EL 0.16, PW 0.40.

Color Minor: body concolorous yellowish brown; appendages medium yellow; body hairs a contrasting white.

Range Known only from the type locality.

biology The types were collected from beneath a stone at the foot of a narrowleaf cottonwood tree, near the mouth of Ashley Canyon several hundred meters below Merkeley Park.

Figure Paratype, minor. UTAH: Ashley Canyon, near Vernal, Uintah Co., 1800 m (A. W. Grundmann). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 1829 m

Type specimens: paratype: casent0103469; Paratype: fmnhins0000062688, fmnhins0000062689



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