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Species: Pheidole rosae   Forel, 1901 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole rosae Forel, 1901m PDF: 63 (s.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole silvestrii: Wilson, 2003A: 742.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, 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 rosaeHNS Forel

Pheidole rosaeHNS Forel 1901m: 63, replacement name for gertrudaeHNS Mayr 1887: 592, primary junior homonym ofgertrudae Forel 1886b: xlii. Syn.: Pheidole silvestrii EmeryHNS 1906c: 146, n. syn. Raised to species level inthis monograph: pullulaHNS.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Wien. Etymology Eponymous.

Diagnosis Similar in various characters to species listed above, distinguished as follows.

Major: reddish yellow; frontal lobes extended forward as conspicuous lobes, as seen in side view; wide, shallow antennal scrobe present; promesonotum descends abruptly and obliquely to metanotum; postpetiolar node spinose; portions of anterior pronotal dorsum and propodeal dorsum carinulate, and rest of mesosoma smooth and shiny.

Minor: several carinulae extend from frontal lobes to occiput, center of occiput carinulate, and rest of posterior dorsal head surface smooth; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.

Measurements (mm) Syntype major of synonymous silvestriiHNS: HW 1.40, HL 1.52, SL 0.60, EL 0.16, PW 0.72. Syntype minor of synonymous silvestriiHNS: HW 0.62, HL 0.64, SL 0.58, EL 0.12, PW 0.42. Color Major: concolorous reddish yellow. Minor: concolorous plain medium yellow.

Range Recorded from Santa Catarina (type locality) and, as the synonymous " silvestriiHNS, " from Tucuman (type locality), Buenos Aires, and Cordoba, Argentina (Kempf 1972b; W. L. Brown).

Biology An inhabitant of subtropical forests. Winged queens and males were present in a nest near Tapia, Tucuman, on 25 January (W. L. Brown).

Figure Upper: syntype, major of synonymous P. silvestrii EmeryHNS (Santa Catarina, Brazil). Lower: syntype, minor of synonymous P. silvestrii EmeryHNS (Quebrada Cainzo, Tucuman, Argentina). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole silvestrii: casent0904332, casent0904333

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