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Species: Pheidole tetroides   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole tetroides Wilson, 2003A: 352, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico
  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 tetroidesHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Gr tetroidesHNS, similar to tetraHNS (species of PheidoleHNS), four, significance unknown.

Diagnosis A member of the fallaxHNS group resembling the species listed in the heading above in various characters, distinguished as follows.

Major: in full-face view the occipital margin is deep, with a subangular nadir; rugoreticulum of head extends in a swath from eye to antennal fossa; carinulae of dorsal surface of head extend almost to midpoint between level of eyes and level of occiput, and foveolation extends well beyond the midpoint; humerus in dorsal-oblique view angulate, and pronotal profile bilobose; propodeal spines strongly developed; postpetiole from above elliptical, with angulate lateral margins; anterior and posterior margins of pronotal dorsum carinulate.

Minor: closely resembles that of tetraHNS in the crassicornisHNS group (q.v.).

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.16, HL 1.24, SL 0.76, EL 0.18, PW 0.64.

Paratype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.66, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

color Major: light reddish brown except for gaster, which is medium reddish brown.

Minor: concolorous plain medium brown; appendages light brown, changing to yellow on the tarsi.

Range Known only from the type locality.

biology The types were attracted to a bait at night.

Figure Holotype, major. [Paratype minors closely resemble minors of tetraHNS (q.v.).] MEXICO: 38 km southeast of Tepic, Nayarit, 1220 m (R. J. Hamton). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected from 1259 - 1993 meters, 1792 meters average

Type specimens:

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