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Species: Pheidole stomachosa   Wheeler, 1917 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole floridana subsp. stomachosa Wheeler, 1917g PDF: 459 (s.w.q.) JAMAICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, 2003A: 511.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Jamaica
  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 stomachosa WheelerHNS, new status

Pheidole floridana subsp. stomachosa WheelerHNS 1917g: 459.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L stomachosaHNS, angry, irritable.

Diagnosis Nearly identical to bilimekiHNS and floridanaHNS (q.v.). Differs from both in the mostly smooth and feebly shiny pronotum of the minor, and possibly the weakly bilobous outline of the pronotum in dorsal-oblique view; and from bilimekiHNS in addition by the complete or near absence of shagreening from the first gastral tergite. There also may be small differences in the major in pilosity (as illustrated) and Color (described below).

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.90, HL 0.96, SL 0.52, EL 0.12, PW 0.44. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.48, SL 0.46, EL 0.10, PW 0.26.

Color Major: body dark yellow, with slight reddish overtones (hence faintly "orange"), appendages clear yellow. Minor: concolorous yellow.

Range Known only from Jamaica, hence a weakly defined endemic of the island. It coexists there with the closely related bilimekiHNS.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. JAMAICA: Newton, 900 m (Charles T. Brues). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Wet forest on karst.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest under lichen on treetrunk.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected at 380 m

Type specimens: paralectotype Pheidole stomachosa: jtlc000016539



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