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Species: Pheidole nuculiceps   Wheeler, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole nuculiceps Wheeler, 1908h PDF: 473 (s.w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 475.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
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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 nuculiceps WheelerHNS

Pheidole nuculiceps WheelerHNS 1908h: 473.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Unknown.

diagnosis A member of the " flavensHNS complex" within the larger flavensHNS group, also including asperithoraxHNS, breviscapaHNS, cardiellaHNS, chloeHNS, exiguaHNS, flavensHNS, goeldiiHNS, mittermeieriHNS, moerensHNS, nitidicollisHNS, pholeopsHNS, sculptiorHNS, striatidensHNS, and trinitatisHNS, differing in the following combination of traits.

Major: shallow antennal scrobes present, their surfaces smooth and shiny; parallel longitudinal carinulae cover all of the head surface (including the occiput) except for the center of the clypeus and frontal triangle; anterior and lateral margins of the pronotal dorsum carinulate; mesosoma and sides of waist foveolate and opaque; the strongly convex promesonotum descends to the metanotal groove through a distinct 45-degree posterior face; propodeal spines well-developed.

Minor: carinulae limited to anterior half of head capsule, including lateral margins of the frontal lobes; all of the head and mesosoma, and sides of the waist, foveolate and opaque; the remainder of the body smooth and shiny; propodeal spines well-developed. measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.78, HL 0.76, SL 0.64, EL 0.10, PW 0.40. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.50, SL 0.42, EL 0.08, PW 0.30.

color Major and minor: body concolorous light reddish yellow ("orange"); appendages clear medium yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

biology Unknown.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. TEXAS: New Braunfels (William M. Wheeler). Scale bars = 1 mm.

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