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Species: Pheidole sabina   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole sabina Wilson, 2003A: 747, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

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 sabinaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L sabinaHNS, given female name, as Sabina, wife of Hadrian.

diagnosis Similar in various ways to balzaniHNS, brunnescensHNS, exarataHNS, excubitorHNS, fabricatorHNS, germainiHNS, hispaniolaeHNS, nigellaHNS, prattorumHNS, sarpedonHNS, tristisHNS, tristopsHNS, and unicornisHNS, and differing as follows.

Major: pilosity very dense and long, with many of the hairs more than 2X Eye Length; a rugoreticulum extends from eye to antennal fossa and frontal lobe on each side of head; carinulae along midline of head reach occiput; occipital corners smooth; humerus in dorsal-oblique view high; mesonotal convexity very low; postpetiole from above spinose.

Minor: occiput broad, slightly concave, lacking nuchal collar; promesonotal profile smoothly semicircular; petiolar node from side tapers to a point; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.08, HL 1.16, SL 0.60, EL 0.12, PW 0.60. Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.54, SL 0.50, EL 0.06, PW 0.34.

Color Major: body and head medium brown except for head anterior to eyes, which is brownish yellow; legs dark yellow. Minor: body and head light brown except for head anterior to eyes, which is yellow; appendages yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. MEXICO: 3 km south of Huatusco, km 38 on Fortin Road, Veracruz (Cornell University Mexico Field Party, August 1960). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 1400 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole sabina: jtlc000016516; Paratype Pheidole sabina Wilson 2003: casent0645862, casent0645863, casent0645864



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