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Species: Pheidole peckorum   Wilson, 2003 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole peckorum Wilson, 2003A: 628, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Ecuador
  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 peckorumHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named in honor of the collectors, both distinguished entomologists and field researchers.

diagnosis A strikingly unique species within the scrobiferaHNS group and PheidoleHNS in general.

Major: anterior two-thirds of the dorsal head surface covered by a dense felt of very short, exactly erect hairs of uniform length; antennal scrobe deep, extending posteriorly past the transverse midline of the head and devoid of sculpturing; head rectangular in fullface view, and all of the anterior three-fourths except the central piece of the clypeus and frontal triangle rugoreticulate. Minor: all of the anterior five-sixths of the head capsule dorsum, including the frontal lobes, rugoreticulate; humerus right-angular in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spines very long.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.26, SL 0.50, EL 0.12, PW 0.60. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.56, SL 0.50, EL 0.06, PW 0.34.

Color Major: body medium reddish brown except gaster which is light brown, appendages yellow. Minor: concolorous reddish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major (22 km southwest of Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador). Lower: paratype, minor (tentatively associated with holotype major; 25 km north of Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, 1000 m). (Stewart B. Peck and Jarmila Kukalova-Peck.) Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 1000 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole peckorum: jtlc000016483



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