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Species: Pheidole xerophila   Wheeler, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole xerophila Wheeler, 1908h PDF: 446, pl. 27, fig. 37 (s.w.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole tucsonica: Wilson, 2003A: 605.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.


P. tucsonica treated as junior synonym of P. xerophila.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole xerophila   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 605-606, (download) 605-606 20017
Pheidole xerophila   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Chihuahuan desert flats, 4 times found in Mesquite-creosote bush, 1 times found in desert wash, 2 times found in riparian wash, mesquite-acacia scrub, 1 times found in creosote, mesquite desert, 1 times found in desert scrub, 1 times found in grazed creosote desert, 2 times found in Live oak-manzanita woodland, 1 times found in Mesquite-acacia desert, 2 times found in Creosote bush, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times nest in soil, 1 times small crater, 1 times nest in dry soil, 2 times ground nest, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times crater nest in ground, 2 times crater in sandy soil, 2 times under rock, 1 times soil, 1 times nest in soil; 8cm dia. tumulus., 1 times nest in soil, raided by Neivamyrmex, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Search, 1 times hand collecting, 2 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 1646 meters, 970 meters average

Type specimens:

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