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Species: Pheidole nesiota   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole nesiota Wilson, 2003A: 327, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  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 nesiotaHNS new species

types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Gr nesiotaHNS, islander, referring to the type locality.

Diagnosis a member of the fallaxHNS group, similar to the species listed above in the heading, distinguished as follows. Major: antennal scape slightly exceeds occipital comer; all of promesonotum foveolate and opaque; anterior third of pronotum carinulate; rugoreticulum on head confined to area mesad to eye; mesonotal convexity in side view followed posteriorly by second, feeble convexity, which is also anterior to the metanotal depression; propodeal spines small; carinulae on frontal lobes limited to margins; postpetiole diamond-shaped.

Minor: humerus obtuse-angulate in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spine equilaterally triangular; promesonotum entirely foveolate and opaque; occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.16, HL 1.16, SL 1.00, EL 0.20, PW 0.60.

Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.62, SL 0.86, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.

color Major: body medium brown, appendages yellowish brown.

Minor: yellowish brown except for tarsi, which are clear yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Cananeia, Ilha do Cordoso-Mata (L. C. Duarte). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 20 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole nesiota: jtlc000016470; Paratype Pheidole nesiota Wilson 2003: casent0645837

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