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Species: Pheidole rutilana   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole rutilana Wilson, 2003A: 746, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  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 rutilanaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology L rutilanaHNS, red, alluding to the color of the major.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to amataHNS, ambiguaHNS, celaenaHNS, feraHNS, germainiHNS, peruvianaHNS, schwarzmaieriHNS, superbaHNS, and vomerHNS, differing as follows.

Major: yellowish red; head in full-face view quadrate, almost as wide as long and with shallow occipital cleft; humeri in dorsaloblique view prominent, raised as large equilateral triangles; center of promesonotal profde in side view slightly raised as an obtuse angle; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; rugoreticulum present between eye and antennal fossa on each side of head; posterior fourth of dorsal head surface smooth.

Minor: occiput only slightly narrowed but possesses nuchal collar; humeri in dorsal-oblique view dentate; center of promesonotal profile in side view slightly raised as an obtuse angle; almost all of head as well as all of pronotum smooth and shiny. measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.06, SL 0.62, EL 0.14, PW 0.60. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.56, SL 0.58, EL 0.10, PW 0.34. Color Major: concolorous yellowish red. Minor: concolorous light reddish brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Collected from rainforest canopy.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Taperinha, Para (Robert L. Jeanne). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole rutilana: jtlc000016514; Paratype Pheidole rutilana Wilson 2003: casent0645860, casent0645861

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