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Species: Pheidole tenuis   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole tenuis Wilson, 2003A: 238, 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 tenuisHNS new species

types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L tenuisHNS, thin, referring to the body shape.

diagnosis A member of the diligensHNS group similar to calimana, cataractaeHNS, demeterHNS, machetulaHNS, scimitaraHNS, and sicariaHNS, distinguished as follows.

Major: scape just reaches occipital border; propodeal spines stout, one-fourth as long as basal propodeal face; postpetiolar node laterally angulate; lower mesopleuron and middle of propodeal side with short, broken rugulae; cephalic carinulae do not extend posteriorly beyond eye.

Minor: occiput narrowed but lacking nuchal collar; mesonotal convexity in side view very small and subangulate; genae lacking carinulae.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.80, HL 0.80, SL 0.84, EL 0.12, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.52, SL 0.62, EL 0.10, PW 0.28.

Color Major: head bicolorous, with narrow strip on clypeus and genae yellowish brown, and remainder dark brown; body concolorous dark brown.

Minor: body blackish brown, appendages medium brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Collected from a slope covered by spiny bamboo (Guadua).

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Finca Los Guadales, 10 km south of San Jose del Palmar, Rio Torito, Choco, 760 m (Charles Kugler). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 760 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole tenuis: jtlc000016552; Paratype Pheidole tenuis Wilson 2003: casent0645879

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