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Species: Pheidole weiseri   Santschi, 1923 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole aberrans st. weiseri Santschi, 1923d PDF: 64 (s.w.q.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, 2003A: 142.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Peru
  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 weiseriHNS Santschi, new status

Pheidole (Elasmopheidole) aberrans st. weiseriHNS Santschi 1923d: 64.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology Eponymous.

Diagnosis A member of the aberransHNS group, closest to minensisHNS and obscurifronsHNS.

Major: light yellow; frontal lobes seen from the side form prominent lobes that only partly overhang the clypeus; seen from above, the lobes are broad, and subangular at their anterior tips, which extend to within an Eye Length of the anterior clypeal border; tips of frontal lobes smooth, which surfaces are succeeded posteriorly by a broad band of carinulae, and this gives way at eye level to a smooth area that extends all the way to the occiput; pronotal profile semicircular; faint carinulae line the lower pronotal margin.

Minor: pronotum covered by semicircular carinulae, and mesopleuron by foveolae and longitudinal carinulae.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.42, HL 1.64, SL 0.58, EL 0.18, PW 0.84.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.80, HL 0.80, SL 0.58, EL 0.12, PW 0.48.

Color Major: concolorous light reddish yellow.

Minor: body light brown, appendages brownish yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. ARGENTINA: Pucapampa, near Santa Catalina, Jujuy. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in desert, 1 times found in Puna desert.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search.

Elevations: collected from 3360 - 3870 meters, 3615 meters average

Type specimens: lectotype of Pheidole aberrans weiseri: casent0922387; syntype of Pheidole aberrans weiseri: casent0922372, casent0922373, casent0922388



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