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Species: Pheidole plato   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole plato Wilson, 2003A: 147, 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 platoHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology For the philosopher, chosen to set it off from the related species socratesHNS. diagnosis Similar to biconstrictaHNS and socratesHNS.

Major and minor: first gastral tergite smooth and shiny; in side and dorsal-oblique view, profde of posterior half of pronotal dorsum

raised as a low subangular prominence; color distinctive (see below); pilosity very sparse.

Major: only a small trace of rugoreticulum present between eye and antennal fossa and located close to the fossa.

Minor: relatively broad occipital border in full-face view.

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.44, HL 1.44, SL 0.84, EL 0.20, PW 0.66. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.64, SL 0.80, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

color Major: body and mandibles light yellowish brown, other appendages dark yellow. Minor: body medium brown, appendages light brown. range Known only from the type series. Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. ECUADOR: 22 km southwest of Puyo, Pastaza Prov. (Stewart B. and Jarmila Kukalova-Peck). Scale bars = 1 mm.



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