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Species: Pheidole orbica   Forel, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole orbica Forel, 1893j PDF: 415 (s.w.q.m.) ANTILLES. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 480.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Guadeloupe, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):


J. Longino, 25 Apr 2014: Very similar to P. albipes and P. ceibana on mainland Central America, and P. perkinsi on Dominica.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole orbica n. sp.  Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418: 415-417, (download) 415-417 3948
Pheidole orbica   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 480, (download) 480 20017

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in wet cloud forest, 3 times found in montane forest, 2 times found in wet forest, 4 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in tropical scrub, 1 times found in old coffee forest, 1 times found in peak, montane forest, 1 times found in wet montane forest, 1 times found in wet rainforest, 1 times found in forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 18 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times ex soil, 1 times under stone, 1 times sifted litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times Winkler, 4 times hand collection.

Elevations: collected from 77 - 867 meters, 630 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole orbica: casent0908294; paralectotype of Pheidole orbica: casent0908295; syntype of Pheidole orbica: casent0901599, casent0901600

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