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Species: Pheidole peruviana   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole peruviana Wilson, 2003A: 731, figs. (s.w.) PERU. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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 peruvianaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the country of origin of the type colony.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to amataHNS, ambiguaHNS, celaenaHNS, feraHNS, germainiHNS, rutilanaHNS, schwarzmaieriHNS, superbaHNS, and vomerHNS, differing as follows.

Major: reddish yellow; head in side view with strongly convex venter and weakly convex dorsum, tapering strongly toward occiput, and in full-face view subrectangular, somewhat elongate, with straight sides; small patch of rugoreticulum present just posterior to antennal fossa on each side; remainder of anterior half of head dorsum mostly carinulate, and posterior half smooth and shiny; humeri in dorsal-oblique view raised as prominent lobes; anterior third of pronotal dorsum carinulate and remainder of promesonotal dorsum smooth, as well as lower half of mesopleuron; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped.

Minor: occiput strongly narrowed, with nuchal collar; all of head posterior to eyes smooth; all of mesosoma foveolate; propodeal spines small and vertical on the propodeal basal face.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.80, HL 2.10, SL 0.86, EL 0.22, PW 0.88.

Paratype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.72, SL 0.86, EL 0.12, PW 0.42.

Color Major: concolorous reddish yellow.

Minor: concolorous plain medium yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PERU: Estacion Biologia de Cocha Cashu, Manu National Park, Madre de Dios, 400 m (Diane W. Davidson). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 400 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole peruviana: jtlc000016491; Paratype Pheidole peruviana Wilson 2003: casent0645850, casent0645851

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