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Species: Pheidole pariana   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole pariana Wilson, 2003A: 483, figs. (s.w.) VENEZUELA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Venezuela
  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 parianaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the Paria Peninsula, source of the type series.

diagnosis A medium-sized, long-haired, bicolorous species whose major has extensive rugoreticulum mesad to the eye, occiput covered by scattered foveae, and the remainder of the cephalic dorsum longitudinally carinulate. Close to tennantaeHNS of Central America and Colombia but differing in the major in the semicircular (as opposed to angulate) humerus; smooth (as opposed to transversely carinulate) anterior pronotal dorsum; and more extensive cephalic rugoreticulation; and in color of both the castes. Comparable differences separate both of these species ( parianaHNS and tennantaeHNS) from breviscapaHNS, bruchellaHNS, caracallaHNS, and subreticulataHNS.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 0.92, SL 0.44, EL 0.14, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.48, HL 0.54, SL 0.46, EL 0.12, PW 0.32.

Color Major: bicolorous, with most of the body medium to dark brown, and the mandibles and head capsule just anterior to the eyes dark yellow. Tarsi clear yellow, rest of legs brownish yellow. Minor: body medium to dark brown, appendages yellow.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. VENEZUELA: Cerro Huma via las Melenas, 9.7 km northwest of Irapa, Paria Peninsula, 10A°41 TST 62A°37W, 950 m (J. Lattke). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole pariana: jtlc000016481; Paratype Pheidole pariana Wilson 2003: casent0645843



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