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Species: Pheidole subreticulata   Emery, 1894 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole nana var. subreticulata Emery, 1894d PDF: 159 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Pheidole nana: Emery, 1896g PDF: 78.
Raised to species: Wilson, 2003A: 514.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 subreticulata EmeryHNS, new status

Pheidole nana var. subreticulata EmeryHNS 1894d: 159.

Types Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova.

Etymology l subreticulataHNS, less netlike, evidently referring to the small rugoreticulum on the head.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to breviscapaHNS, bruchellaHNS, miconHNS, nanaHNS, and tennantaeHNS, differing as follows.

Major: rugoreticulum limited to a very small patch just posterior to the antennal fossa on each side of the head; almost all of the dorsal surface and most of the lateral surfaces of the head, up to and including the occiput, carinulate; center of pronotal dorsum transversely carinulate, and sides weakly and longitudinally carinulate; mesonotal dorsum foveolate with a few broken, very short rugulae; propodeal spines half as long as the propodeal basal face; petiolar node in side view thick near base, tapering toward apex; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped.

Measurements (mm) Syntype major: hw 0.96, hl 0.96, SL 0.58, EL 0.10, pw 0.46.

Color Not recorded.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Syntypes, major, a composite of two specimens from the type series. Minor unknown. BRAZIL: Mato Grosso. Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole nana subreticulata: casent0904401

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