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Species: Pheidole tijucana   Borgmeier, 1927 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole tijucana Borgmeier, 1927b PDF: 59 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Borgmeier, 1928a PDF: 39.].
See also: Wilson, 2003A: 355.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 tijucana BorgmeierHNS

Pheidole tijucana BorgmeierHNS 1927b: 59.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the type locality.

diagnosis A member of the " jujuyensisHNS complex" of the larger fallaxHNS group, comprising araneoidesHNS, cuevasiHNS, durioneiHNS, jujuyensisHNS, kugleriHNS, leoninaHNS, leptinaHNS, lucretiiHNS, lupusHNS, paraensisHNS, punctithoraxHNS, tijucanaHNS, wallaceiHNS, and wolfringiHNS. P. tijucanaHNS is distinguished as follows.

Major: scape just attains occipital border; most of occiput vertex, and frontal lobes smooth and shiny; a small cluster of short longitudinal carinulae are gathered around midline at occiput; rugoreticulum on each side of head extends from eye to antennal fossa, anteriorly halfway between eye and anterior border of head, and posteriorly to halfway between eye and occipital border; mesopleuron and most of propodeum carinulate; propodeal spines equilaterally triangular.

Minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticle; occiput constricted to neck with broad nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.48, HL 1.54, SL 1.08, EL 0.22, PW 0.76.

Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.74, SL 1.14, EL 0.16, PW 0.44.

Color Major: concolorous rich reddish brown.

Minor: plain light brown except for head, which has a darker, reddish shade.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: syntype, major. Lower: syntype, minor. BRAZIL: Tijuca, Guanabara, Rio de Janeiro. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole tijucana: casent0913460, casent0913461

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