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Species: Pheidole pullula   Santschi, 1911 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole silvestrii var. pullula Santschi, 1911b PDF: 53 (s.w.q.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, 2003A: 737.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina
  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 pullulaHNS Santschi, new status

Pheidole silvestrii var. pullulaHNS Santschi 191 lb: 53.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology L pullulaHNS, small dark one, allusion uncertain.

diagnosis Similar to bellatrixHNS, bisonHNS, and napoensisHNS, differing from them and other tristis-gmup members as follows. Major: promesonotum large, descending to the metanotum through a nearly vertical face half as long as the basal face of the propodeum; antennal scrobe present; posterior third of dorsal head surface smooth; postpetiole from above cornulate; rugoreticulum present between eye and antennal fossa; strong, convex postpetiolar process present; anterior rim of pronotal dorsum carinulate, rest of promesonotum smooth and shiny.

Minor: semicircular carinulae cover promesonotum except for center, which is rugoreticulate. Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.30, HL 1.54, SL 0.62, EL 0.16, PW 0.82. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.56, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.32.

color Major: body and mandibles medium reddish brown, other appendages reddish yellow. Minor: gaster light brown, rest of body light yellowish brown, appendages yellow.

range Recorded from Buenos Aires and Cordoba, Argentina.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole pullula: casent0913443; paralectotype of Pheidole pullula: casent0913444



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