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Species: Pheidole pulchella   Santschi, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole pulchella Santschi, 1910c PDF: 360 (w.) CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as Pheidole putchella by Emery, 1921c: 89.].
Senior synonym of Pheidole niapuana: Santschi, 1930a PDF: 59; of Pheidole achantella: Fischer et al., 2012 PDF: 33.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m.

Elevations: collected from 375 - 600 meters, 503 meters average

Type specimens: paratype of Pheidole niapuana: rmcaent000017754, rmcaent000017755; Syntype: sam-ent-011652; syntype of Pheidole pulchella: casent0913402, casent0913403, casent0917782; syntype of Pheidole pulchella achantella: casent0913404; type of Pheidole pulchella: focol1345

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