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Species: Pheidole pinicola   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole pinicola Wilson, 2003A: 158, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO. Nearctic. Primary type information: Wilson, 2003A: holotype, major worker: MEXICO: pine forest, km 225 on Highway 85, Hidalgo (Cornell University Mexico Field Party) (MCZ). Secondary type information: Wilson, 2003A: paraype, minor worker: the same data as holotype. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico
  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 pinicolaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology l pinicolaHNS, pine-dweller, based on habitat of type colony.

diagnosis A member of the crassicornisHNS group distinguished by the following combination of traits. Major: occiput, frontal triangle, and central piece of clypeus smooth and shiny, area between frontal carinae and eyes heavily rugoreticulate, and rest of dorsal surface of head longitudinally carinulate; all of mesosoma, waist, and anterior half of central strip of gastral tergite foveolate and opaque; pronotal dorsum transversely carinulate; pronotal profile in dorsal-oblique view bilobous. Minor: all of head, mesosoma, and waist, and most of the first gastral tergite foveolate and opaque; anterior strip of pronotal dorsum transversely rugulose; mandibles and tarsi dark yellow.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.30, HL 1.30, SL 0.80, EL 0.20, PW 0.66. Paratype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.76, SL 0.80, EL 0.16, PW 0.46.

color Major: head and appendages light reddish brown; rest of body medium reddish brown. Minor: body medium reddish brown, mandibles and tarsi dark yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology The type series were collected in pine forest.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. MEXICO: pine forest, km 225 on Highway 85, Hidalgo (Cornell University Mexico Field Party 1965). Scale bars = 1 mm.

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