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Species: Pheidole tetracantha   Emery, 1897 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole tetracantha Emery, 1897: 564 (s.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pheidole (Pheidolacanthinus): Emery, 1921c PDF: 82.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Lowlands wet forest, 3 times found in Rainforest, 2 times found in Closed canopy lowland wet forest, 2 times found in Lowland wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Nest under bark of dead stump, 1 times Foragers at peanut butter bait, 2 times Ex rotten log, 1 times Alates at light, stray workers, 1 times Misc strays in litter & on vegetation, 1 times Misc stray foragers, 1 times Misc foragers in leaf litter & on tree trunks.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 600 meters, 172 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole tetracantha: casent0905764

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