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Species: Pheidole terresi   Wheeler & Mann, 1914 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole terresi Wheeler & Mann, 1914 PDF: 22 (s.w.q.) HAITI. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole illota: Wilson, 2003A: 523.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Dominican Republic, Haiti
  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 terresi WheelerHNS and Mann

Pheidole terresi WheelerHNS and Mann 1914: 22. Syn.: Pheidole terresi var. illota WheelerHNS and Mann 1914: 23, n. syn.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Named after J. B. Terres, one of William M. Mann's hosts in Haiti.

Diagnosis A medium-sized, concolorous yellow member of the flavensHNS group distinguished in both major and minor by the almost complete absence of sculpturing over the entire body (which is thus smooth and shiny), except for longitudinal carinulae on the anterior half of the head capsule. Further, in the major: a weakly developed but distinct mesonotal convexity in dorsal-oblique view, petiolar node triangular in side view, postpetiolar node subangulate from above.

Minor: pilosity sparse and short, propodeal spine shaped like an equilateral triangle.

Similar species: amabilisHNS, bolivianaHNS, melastomaeHNS, mixtecaHNS, scitulaHNS, and especially crinitaHNS and similigenaHNS.

measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.84, HL 0.90, SL 0.42, EL 0.08, PW 0.40.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.44, SL 0.38, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.

color Major: concolorous clear medium yellow, except for gaster and appendages, which are light yellow. Minor: concolorous pale yellow.

Range Hispaniola, recorded from both Haiti and the Dominican Republic, within 800-1600 m. An apparent endemic.

biology In Haiti, the type colonies were recorded as nesting in soil (W. M. Mann), while in the Dominican Republic, the Constanza

colony was found beneath a rock in a pine-hardwood forested ravine (W. L. and D. E. Brown).

Figure Upper: major. Lower: minor. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Hotel Nueva Sueza, Constanza, La Vega Province, 1300 m (William L. and Doris E. Brown). (Type locality: Diquini, Haiti). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 1015 - 1125 meters, 1070 meters average

Type specimens:

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