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Species: Pheidole sikorae   Forel, 1891 

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Pheidole sikorae litigiosa

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Pheidole sikorae Forel, 1891c PDF: 223 (s.w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Antananarivo, Andrangoloaka, coll. Sikora; CASENT0101668; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1892o: 258 (q.).
Current subspecies: nominal plus Pheidole sikorae litigiosa.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole sikorae nov. spec.  Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 223-225, (download) 223-225 6734
Pheidole sikorae   Forel, A., 1892, Hymenopteres 2 (supplement au 28 fascicule). Les Formicides., Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. 20., Paris: Unknown Publisher, pp. 232-280: 258, (download) 258 8239

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in montane forest, 1 times found in disturbed gallery montane forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times ex rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times MW, 25 sifted litter, 2 times beating low vegetation, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 5m, 1 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 900 - 1580 meters, 1207 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole sikorae: casent0101573, casent0101668, casent0101692

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