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Species: Pheidole paraensis   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole paraensis Wilson, 2003A: 335, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 paraensisHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the Brazilian state of origin of the types.

diagnosis A member of the " jujuyensisHNS complex" of the larger fallaxHNS group, comprising araneoidesHNS, cuevasiHNS, durioneiHNS, jujuyensisHNS, kugleriHNS, leoninaHNS, leptinaHNS, lucretiiHNS, lupusHNS, paraensisHNS, punctithoraxHNS, tijucanaHNS, wallaceiHNS, and wolfringiHNS. P. paraensisHNS differs as follows. Major: proportionately small-headed; head subrectangular in full-face view; a very loose (large-celled) rugoreticulum stretches on each side of the head from eye to frontal carina and is succeeded posteriorly by widely spaced rugulae that almost attain the occiput; antennal scape reaches about halfway between level of the eye and level of occiput; propodeal spines in side view reduced to right angles.

Minor: propodeal spines absent; occiput narrowed, with thin nuchal collar. Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.50, HL 1.50, SL 1.00, EL 0.22, PW 0.68. Paratype minor: HW 0.46, HL 0.64, SL 0.86, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.

color Major: body and mandibles light reddish brown, gaster plain light brown, appendages brownish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Utinga Tract, near Belem, Para (P. f. Darlington). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 20 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole paraensis: jtlc000016480; Paratype Pheidole paraensis Wilson 2003: casent0645841, casent0645842



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