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Species: Pheidole servilia   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole servilia Wilson, 2003A: 507, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia
  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 serviliaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after Julius Caesar's mistress, and powerful political figure following the assassination.

diagnosis Similar in various ways to albipesHNS, alticolaHNS, browniHNS, cardiellaHNS, chalcaHNS, euryscopaHNS, hedlundorumHNS, lustrataHNS, monteverdensisHNS, and palenquensisHNS, differing as follows.

Major: head subrectangular in full-face view; eye set far forward on head; in side view, carinulae originate on lower anterior margin of eye and just above it curve and travel mesally; profile of promesonotum almost perfectly semicircular; propodeal spines mediumlong and thin; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped; almost all of dorsal surface of head, including occiput, carinulate; all of mesosoma and almost all of dorsal head surface foveolate.

Minor: eye very far forward on head, its distance from the anterior genal border much less than an Eye Length; promesonotal profile a nearly perfect semicircle; propodeal spines medium-length and thin; dorsal surface of head and most of mesosoma variably foveolate.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.60, HL 0.66, SL 0.34, EL 0.08, PW 0.34.

Paratype minor: HW 0.42, HL 0.44, SL 0.36, EL 0.08, PW 0.26.

color Major: body medium reddish yellow, appendages light reddish yellow.

Minor: concolorous plain medium yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

biology Found in montane rainforest.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Represa Calima, above the dam, Valle, 1600 m (W. L. Brown and R. B. Root). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 1600 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole servilia: jtlc000016528; Paratype Pheidole servilia Wilson 2003: casent0645871, casent0645872

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