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Species: Pheidole macracantha   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole macracantha Wilson, 2003A: 717, figs. (w.) PANAMA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

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 macracanthaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Gr macracanthaHNS, large thorn, alluding to propodeal spine.

Diagnosis Tentatively placed in the tristisHNS group because of its larger size, macracanthaHNS is similar to cataphractaHNS of the punctatissimaHNS group, differing in the minor caste as follows: much larger; occiput in full face strongly convex instead of concave; pilosity denser and longer; first gastral tergite mostly shagreened.

measurements (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.72, HL 0.76, SL 0.78, EL 0.12, PW 0.46.

Color Concolorous yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Holotype, minor. PANAMA: Guipe (J. Zetek). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole macracantha: jtlc000016443



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