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Species: Pheidole reichenspergeri   Santschi, 1923 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole reichenspergeri Santschi, 1923d PDF: 49 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 223.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 reichenspergeriHNS Santschi

Pheidole reichenspergeriHNS Santschi 1923d: 49.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology Eponymous.

diagnosis A member of the diligensHNS group resembling in different traits the species listed in the heading above, and differing by the following combination of traits.

Major: antennal scape fails to reach the occipital corner by its own maximum width; a small convexity present on the metanotum; pilosity dense and very long, some of the hairs 2X the Eye Length; pronotum completely covered by transverse carinulae and foveolate; rugoreticulum absent on head; carinulae originating on frontal lobes reach posteriorly well beyond the level of the eye. Minor: pilosity extremely long, with some of the hairs more than 2X the Eye Length; humerus feebly subangulate in dorsal-oblique view; occiput with nuchal crest.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.22, SL 0.88, EL 0.22, PW 0.64. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.74, SL 0.84, EL 0.14, PW 0.40. color Major and minor: light reddish brown, appendages brownish yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole reichenspergeri: casent0913414; paralectotype of Pheidole reichenspergeri: casent0913415

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