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Species: Pheidole rotundiceps   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole rotundiceps Wilson, 2003A: 744, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Ecuador
  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 rotundicepsHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L rotundicepsHNS, round head.

diagnosis A very large, yellow member of the tristisHNS group, similar to pepoHNS, sphaericaHNS, and subsphaericaHNS, easily distinguished by the following traits.

Major: head capsule nearly circular in outline; the entire outline of the head in full-face view almost completely devoid of pilosity; entire head posterior to the level of the eye sparsely covered by rows of elongate foveae; postpetiolar node seen from above bluntly cone-shaped.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 2.34, HL 2.24, SL 1.10, EL 0.30, PW 0.98. color Major: concolorous light reddish yellow (light "orange").

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Holotype, major. ECUADOR: Tinalandia, 16 km southeast of Domingo de los Colorados (Stewart B. and Jarmila Kukalova-Peck). Scale bar = 1 mm.

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