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Species: Pheidole lilloi   (Kusnezov, 1952) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Elasmopheidole lilloi Kusnezov, 1952d PDF: 74 (s.w.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pheidole (Elasmopheidole): Kempf, 1972b PDF: 184.
See also: Wilson, 2003A: 135.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina
  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 lilloi (Kusnezov)HNS

Elasmopheidole lilloi KusnezovHNS 1952d: 74. Combination in PheidoleHNS by Kempf 1972b: 184.

types Inst. Miguel Lillo, Tucuman; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after Miguel Lillo.

diagnosis A member of the aberransHNS group closest to fracticeps, differing from it and other species of the group by the following combination of traits.

Major: very small; brownish yellow with brown spot on vertex; hypostoma 4-toothed; in side view, occiput projects out like a brow, its apex rounded and the profile of the head below it dipping away as a strong convexity; in full-face view, occiput bearing several widely spaced carinulae that travel from the dorsal midline obliquely toward the occipital corners; eye oval, placed forward to its anterior border is only a little more than an Eye Length from the anterior genal border.

Minor: almost all of head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate; most of dorsal surface of head carinulate, with a rugoreticulum mesad to each eye.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.64, HL 0.84, SL 0.30, EL 0.12, PW 0.40.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.40, HL 0.44, SL 0.32, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.

Color Major: overall brownish yellow, with a light brown spot on the vertex.

Minor: overall brownish yellow except for posterior half of dorsum of head, which is medium brown.

Range Recorded from Tucuman and Misiones, Argentina.

biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. ARGENTINA: Tucuman. Scale bars = 1 mm.

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