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Species: Pheidole wallacei   Mann, 1916 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole wallacei Mann, 1916 PDF: 437 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 362.


  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 wallaceiHNS Mann

Pheidole wallaceiHNS Mann 1916: 437.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Eponymous.

Diagnosis A large, relatively thin and long-legged member of the " jujuyensisHNS complex" of the larger fallaxHNS group, comprising araneoidesHNS, chocoensis, cuevasiHNS, jujuyensisHNS, kugleriHNS, leoninaHNS, leptinaHNS, lucretiiHNS, lupusHNS, paraensisHNS, punctithoraxHNS, tijucanaHNS, wallaceiHNS, and wolfringiHNS. P. wallaceiHNS is distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: scape surpasses antennal corner by about its own greatest width; carinulae reach midpoint of head capsule, and very small rugoreticular patches present laterad to circular carinulae of antennal fossae; humerus subangulate in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spine small, equilateral in shape in side view.

Minor, occiput drawn out into a neck with a nuchal collar; body almost completely smooth and shiny; propodeal spine well-developed and relatively thin.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.74, HL 1.88, SL 1.60, EL 0.26, PW 0.96.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.74, HL 1.26, SL 2.04, EL 0.24, PW 0.58.

color Major: concolorous reddish yellow.

Minor: concolorous medium yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Rio Madeira, Rondonia (William M. Mann). Scale bars = 1 mm.

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