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Species: Pheidole reclusi   Forel, 1899 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole distorta r. reclusi Forel, 1899e PDF: 75 (footnote) (s.w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1901j PDF: 356 (q.).
Combination in Pheidole (Trachypheidole): Emery, 1922c PDF: 111.
Raised to species: Wilson, 2003A: 256.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia
  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 reclusiHNS Forel, new status

Pheidole distorta r. reclusiHNS Forel 1899e: 75.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology Presumably L reclusa, shut up, separate, removed.

diagnosis A member of the distortaHNS group distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: similar to distortaHNS (q.v.) but with less exaggerated promesonotal hump, its rear face descending obliquely rather than vertically to the metanotum in side view; propodeal spines well developed; rugoreticulum of vertex loose, with large, smooth interspaces. Minor: propodeal spines strongly developed; humerus denticulate in dorsal-oblique view; occipital border in full-face view concave. Measurements (mm) Major (Minca, Colombia): HW 1.78, HL 1.76, SL 0.64, EL 0.16, PW 0.80. Minor (Minca, Colombia): HW 0.66, HL 0.66, SL 0.62, EL 0.14, PW 0.42.

color Major: bicolorous, with head light reddish brown, rest of body and appendages dark reddish to blackish brown.

Minor: concolorous light brown except for gaster, which is dark brown.

range Recorded from the type locality and near Minca, both in Magdalena, Colombia.

biology Unknown.

figure Upper: major (compared with syntype by W. L. Brown). Lower: minor. COLOMBIA: 2-3 km above Minca, Magdalena. (Type locality: San Antonio, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena.) Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 800 m

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole reclusi: casent0908311, casent0908312

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