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Species: Pheidole subsphaerica   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole subsphaerica Wilson, 2003A: 761, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia
  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 subsphaericaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L Gr subsphaericaHNS, shaped somewhat like a ball, referring to the head of the major.

Diagnosis A large, unusual species of the tristisHNS group, similar to pepoHNS, rotundicepsHNS, and the dramatically unique sphaericaHNS (q.v.), and distinguished as follows.

Major: head in full-face view circular, with flattened posterior dorsal margin; carinulae limited to the level of the posterior margin of the eye, those originating mesad to the eye curving downward below the eye and then back up again, as illustrated; promesonotum and head mostly smooth and shiny; postpetiole cone-shaped; all of body densely pilose.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 2.02, HL 1.94, SL 1.18, EL 0.26, PW 0.94.

Paratype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.42, SL 0.96, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.

Color Major: concolorous light reddish yellow.

Minor: concolorous clear yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Chinchina (W. L. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole subsphaerica: jtlc000016544



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