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Species: Pheidole subnuda   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole subnuda Wilson, 2003A: 236, 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 subnudaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology L subnudaHNS, almost bare (of pilosity).

Diagnosis A member of the diligensHNS group, similar to radoszkowskiiHNS and related species, and distinguished as follows.

Major: posterior dorsal half of head covered by faint longitudinal carinulae; pronotal dorsum transversely rugulose; gaster entirely smooth; pronotal dorsum weakly bilobous; mesosoma hairless.

Minor: posterior third of ventral head profile concave; humerus and mesosomal convexity angulate; head and gaster entirely smooth and shiny; mesosoma and waist entirely foveolate and opaque; dorsal mesosomal profile bearing peculiar short, curving hairs.

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.92, SL 0.66, EL 0.18, PW 0.50. Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.62, SL 0.70, EL 0.14, PW 0.38. color Major: body light brown, appendages dark yellow.

Minor: body medium brown; tarsi yellow, and rest of appendages brownish yellow to light brown.

Range Known from the type locality; and from La Parada, San Cristobal (1100 m) and Palmira (1200 m), both in Tachira, Venezuela (J. Lattke).

Biology Males were present in the nest at La Parada, Venezuela, on 13 September.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Cano El Buque, S. Villavicencio, Meta, 480 m (Charles Kugler). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 480 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole subnuda: jtlc000016542, jtlc000016543

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