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Species: Pheidole hyatti   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole hyatti Emery, 1895d PDF: 295 (s.w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole ecitonodora: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 180; of Pheidole vaslitii, Pheidole solitanea: Ward, 2000A PDF: 94.
See also: Wilson, 2003A: 302.


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

Distribution Notes:

red and black form: collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.


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Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole hyatti   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 302, (download) 302 20017
Pheidole hyatti   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in high desert, 9 times found in oak woodland, 6 times found in chaparral, 5 times found in oak-pine-juniper woodland, 2 times found in Quercus-Pinus-Pseudotsuga forest, 1 times found in open area in oak woodland, 5 times found in Cottonwood-willow forest, 1 times found in chapparal, 1 times found in coastal sage scrub, 3 times found in grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 28 times under rock, 19 times under stone, 2 times nest under rock, 6 times nest under stone, 2 times stray foragers, 4 times on ground, 1 times foraging trail near boulder, 1 times on ground near Yucca, 2 times ground nest, 3 times ex Andrena nest site, 1 times stray foragers around Opuntia, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times hand collecting, 9 times search, 6 times direct collection, 4 times hand coll., 1 times 6 L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 36 hours, 1 times at blacklight, 1 times bait, 1 times ground trap, 1 times hand collected, 1 times hand collection.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2438 meters, 987 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole hyatti: casent0904360, casent0904361; syntype of Pheidole vaslitii: castype00639, castype00640; type: casent0172702, casent0172703

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