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Species: Pheidole manuana   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole manuana Wilson, 2003A: 719, figs. (s.w.) PERU. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Peru
  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 manuanaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Named after Manu National Park, origin of the type colony.

Diagnosis Major: head subrectangular in full-face view; middle longitudinal carina of clypeus raised into a low ridge; mesonotal convexity prominent, but humerus more so, in dorsal-oblique view raised as a lobe twice as high above metanotum as the mesonotal convexity; petiolar node tapered to a subangle at apex in side view; postpetiole oval from above; rugoreticulum present posterior to antennal fossa on each side of head; rear third of head smooth except for several carinulae that run parallel along the dorsal midline to the occiput; pilosity dense and long.

Minor: occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar; pilosity very long, with some hairs 2X Eye Length; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; mesopleuron foveolate and weakly carinulate.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.40, HL 1.62, SL 0.70, EL 0.20, PW 0.66. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.62, SL 0.76, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

Color Major: body and mandibles brownish yellow, legs and antennae clear dark yellow. Minor: body plain light brown, appendages dark yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PERU: Estacion Biologica de Cocha Cashu, Madre de Dios, 400 m (Diane W. Davidson). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in 2nd growth rainfor..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground nest (with turret, on clay bank).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 400 - 520 meters, 468 meters average

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole manuana: jtlc000016447; Paratype Pheidole manuana Wilson 2003: casent0645823, casent0645824



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