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Species: Pheidole sinaitica   Mayr, 1862 

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Pheidole sinaitica santschii

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Pheidole sinaitica Mayr, 1862 PDF: 745 (s.w.) EGYPT. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Magretti, 1884 PDF: 542 (q.); Finzi, 1936 PDF: 163 (q.).
Current subspecies: nominal plus Pheidole sinaitica santschii.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Egypt, Morocco, Sudan
    Asia: Saudi Arabia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1935b


Caste of types: (s, w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole sinaitica n. sp.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 745-746, (download) 745-746 4445
Pheidole sinaitica   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 155, (download) 155 21820
Pheidole jordanica   Emery, C., 1915, Les Pheidole du groupe megacephala (Formicidae)., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 4, pp. 223-250: 233-234, (download) 233-234 3875
Pheidole sinaitica   Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61: 54, (download) 54 21622
Pheidole sinaitica   Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100: 94, (download) 94 3950
Pheidole sinaitica   Emery, C., 1915, Les Pheidole du groupe megacephala (Formicidae)., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 4, pp. 223-250: 234-235, (download) 234-235 3875

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in under fig trees next to small stream, moist soil, 2 times found in riparian scrub next to banana field, 1 times found in irrigated patch of coffee trees in village garden, 1 times found in rocky outcrop with acacia.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times soil, 1 times under rice sack, 2 times under stone, 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times tuna bait, 1 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 735 - 1620 meters, 997 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole sinaitica: casent0922186

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