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Species: Pheidole incisa   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole incisa Mayr, 1870a PDF: 401 (s.w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 711.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia
  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 incisaHNS Mayr

Pheidole incisaHNS Mayr 1870a: 401.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Wien.

Etymology L incisaHNS, cut into, probably alluding to the sharp descent of the mesonotum.

diagnosis Similar in various respects but not close to the species listed in the heading above.

Major: in side view the mesonotum descends in a vertical face to the metanotum, which may bear a very small convexity; head anterior to posterior margin of eye partly carinulate and rest of body smooth and shiny; humerus in dorsal-oblique view rounded or subangulate; propodeal spines equilaterally triangular.

Minor: head and body almost completely smooth and shiny; promesonotal profde almost perfectly semicircular; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; postpetiolar node from side low, and from above oval.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.52, HL 1.56, SL 0.90, EL 0.22, PW 0.70.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.74, SL 0.78, EL 0.12, PW 0.44.

color Major and minor: concolorous brownish yellow.

Range Known only from Colombia, evidently montane.

Biology A series collected by W. L. and d. E. Brown between Mosquera and La Mesa, Cundinamarca, Colombia, were above 2000 m, in low montane forest.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype minor. (Type locality: "New Grenada," Greater Colombia.) Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype Pheidole incisa: casent0601276; Paralectotype Pheidole incisa: casent0601277, casent0601278, casent0601279, casent0601280; syntype of Pheidole incisa: casent0901608, casent0901609; type of Pheidole incisa: focol1554, focol1555

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