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Species: Pheidole tetrica   Forel, 1913 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole tetrica Forel, 1913m PDF: 226 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 524.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 tetricaHNS Forel

Pheidole tetricaHNS Forel 1913m: 226.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L tetricaHNS, harsh, forbidding, allusion unknown.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to tarchon and victimaHNS, differing as follows.

Major: dorsal surface of head, except for frontal triangle and midclypeus, completely covered with carinulae; pronotum covered by "wraparound" carinulae that circle the dorsum to travel along the lower lateral margin; in dorsal-oblique view propodeum descends anteriorly to metanotal groove through a steep face; propodeal spine almost half as long as propodeal basal face and almost vertical to it; postpetiole from above bluntly spinose.

Minor: widely spaced carinulae cover almost all the dorsal surface of the head, including occiput; center of mesopleuron and center of side of propodeum with longitudinal carinulae; occiput broad, lacking nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.08, HL 1.10, SL 0.62, EL 0.16, PW 0.52.

Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.62, SL 0.64, EL 0.12, PW 0.40.

color Major: concolorous yellow with faint reddish tinge.

Minor: concolorous yellow.

Range Recorded from Santa Catarina and Sao Paulo, Brazil (Kempf 1972b):

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: syntype, major. Lower: syntype, minor. BRAZIL: Ibirama, Santa Catarina. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole tetrica: casent0904398, casent0908298, casent0908299



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