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Species: Pheidole trageri   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole trageri Wilson, 2003A: 358, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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 trageriHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the myrmecologist and collector of the type series James Trager.

diagnosis A member of a complex of PheidoleHNS species with giant majors having short bristly hair, in the fallaxHNS group and comprising asturHNS, oxyopsHNS, praeustaHNS, and trageriHNS. P. trageriHNS is distinguished among them by the following combination of traits. Major: lacking rugoreticulum on head; one carinula on each side of the dorsal cephalic midline reaches the occiput but otherwise nearly the entire posterior half of the dorsal surface of the head capsule is smooth and shiny; pronotum faintly bilobous in dorsaloblique view; propodeal spines stout, long, and vertical to the basal propodeal face; postpetiolar node seen from above trapezoidal; pronotum entirely smooth and shiny.

Minor: occiput narrowed somewhat, with nuchal collar; propodeal spine reduced to a denticle; entire mesosoma, including pronotum, foveolate and opaque.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 2.10, HL 2.44, SL 1.04, EL 0.26, PW 0.92. Paratype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.80, SL 0.94, EL 0.16, PW 0.44.

color Major: light reddish yellow (light "orange"), color deepening from middle of head forward, reaching light reddish brown on mandibles.

Minor: concolorous yellow.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: campus of Universidade Federale de Mato Grosso, Cuiaba, Mato Grosso (James Trager). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 200 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole trageri: jtlc000016558; Paratype Pheidole trageri Wilson 2003: casent0645882, casent0645890



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