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Species: Pheidole (pilifera-group) pilifera   (Roger, 1863) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Pheidole pilifera anfracta, Pheidole pilifera artemisia, Pheidole pilifera coloradensis, Pheidole pilifera neomexicana, Pheidole pilifera septentrionalis, Pheidole pilifera simulans

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Leptothorax pilifer Roger, 1863a PDF: 180 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pheidole: Emery, 1895d PDF: 290.
Senior synonym of Pheidole pennsylvanica: Emery, 1895d PDF: 290; of Pheidole septentrionalis and material of the unavailable name Pheidole simulans referred here: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 186; of Pheidole artemisia, Pheidole coloradensis, Pheidole pacifica: Wilson, 2003A: 589.

Distribution:

NEARCTIC: USA (MA, OT, GA, CA, MN, ND, UT, NM, AZ)

Biology:

Sand prairie, sandy old field, or other sandy or other highly-drained, acid soil habitats (loess hills)

Comments:

P. pacifica Wheeler (orig. comb. Pheidole xerophila subsp. pacifica Wheeler 1915B:404) (TL Pasadena & Lakeside) might be a distinct species.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole pilifera   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Pheidole pilifera   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 589-590, (download) 589-590 20017

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 2 times found in pinyon/juniper woodland, 0 times found in Black oak dunes, 0 times found in Mixed-canyon forest, 1 times found in grass, short oak scrub, 0 times found in Short grass prairie, 0 times found in Pine dunes, 0 times found in Meadow, 1 times found in Willow thicket, 1 times found in Grazed, treeless desert grassland, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 3 times Under rock, 4 times search, 2 times H, 0 times In garden, 0 times Roadside

Elevations: collected from 40 - 2591 meters, 1886 meters average

Type specimens: cotype: casent0103147; Paratype: fmnhins0000062813, fmnhins0000062814, fmnhins0000062815, fmnhins0000077001; paratype of Pheidole pilfera artemisia: casent0901559, casent0901560; syntype of Pheidole pennsylvanica: casent0911221; syntype of Pheidole pilifera coloradensis: casent0904434, casent0904435

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