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Species: Pheidole umbonata   Mayr, 1870 

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Pheidole umbonata fusciventris

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Pheidole umbonata Mayr, 1870b PDF: 978 (s.w.) TONGA. Oceania. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mann, 1921 PDF: 431 (q.).
Senior synonym of Pheidole zimmermani: Wilson & Taylor, 1967b PDF: 50.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Pheidole umbonata fusciventris.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: American Samoa, Fiji, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in primary rainforest, 5 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in swamp forest, 10 times found in disturbed forest, 4 times found in village house, 2 times found in village, 5 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in disturbed rainforest, 5 times found in coastal forest, 1 times found in fruit orchard area, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 26 times sifted litter, 6 times 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, 5 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times nesting in dry log, 1 times trash dump, 1 times recruiting on ground, 7 times malaise trap, 1 times nesting in log, 2 times leaf litter, 2 times ex Asplendium rootball, 1 times nesting under moss, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 25 times L, 6 times hand collected, 5 times H, 7 times winkler, 7 times hand, 7 times hand collection, 9 times M, 1 times HC.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1188 meters, 221 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole umbonata: casent0919762, casent0919763

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