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Species: Pheidole strigosa   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole strigosa Wilson, 2003A: 235, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Peru
  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 strigosaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L strigosaHNS, thin, lean.

diagnosis A member of the diligensHNS group similar to alfaroiHNS, laticornisHNS, and seligmanniHNS, distinguished from these and other diligensHNS group species by the following combination of traits.

Major: head elongate, with deeply convex occipital border seen in full-face view; pronotum bilobous in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; postpetiole from above bell-shaped; sculpturing of head limited to carinulae on the anterior third.

Minor: propodeal spines absent, with the basal and declivitous faces of the propodeum joining in a smooth convexity; occiput narrow, with a nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.40, SL 1.00, EL 0.18, PW 0.64.

Paratype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.72, SL 0.96, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

Color Major: body, mandibles, and scape medium yellowish brown, legs yellow.

Minor: head medium brown with yellow anterior genal border; rest of body light brown; appendages yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Collected from the floor of lowland rainforest.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Taperinha Santarem, Para, 2°54'S 54°20'W (Robert L. Jeanne). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex rotten log.

Elevations: collected at 250 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole strigosa: jtlc000016540; Paratype Pheidole strigosa Wilson 2003: casent0645874, casent0645875

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