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Species: Pheidole moseni   Wheeler, 1925 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole moseni Wheeler, 1925a: 21 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 723.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 moseni WheelerHNS

Pheidole moseni WheelerHNS 1925a: 21.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard; Roy. Mus. Stockholm.

Etymology Eponymous.

Diagnosis Similar in various ways to the species listed in the heading above, distinguished as follows.

Major: small; brownish yellow; frontal lobes project as rounded right angles forward and downward from head profile; eyes small, Eye Length much less than one-tenth Head Width; posterior half of head and all of pronotum smooth and shiny; rugoreticulum nowhere present on head; promesonotum drops through a steep posterior face to the metanotum; postpetiolar node from above 2X as wide as petiolar node, and spinose.

Minor: eyes very small, Eye Length much less than one-tenth Head Width; almost all of dorsal head surface, excluding occipital edge, frontal triangle, and midclypeus, carinulate; almost all of mesosoma smooth. Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.86, HL 0.96, SL 0.20, EL 0.06, PW 0.50. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.46, SL 0.38, EL 0.04, PW 0.28. color Major and minor: concolorous brownish yellow.

Range Known from the types, of uncertain provenance in Brazil, and from "Reserva Nova Lombardia," 4 km north of Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, 900 m (W. L. Brown).

biology The Espirito Santo colony was collected in montane forest.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: no further locality. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 900 m

Type specimens:

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