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Species: Pheidole punctulata   Mayr, 1866 

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Pheidole punctulata subatrox

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Pheidole punctulata Mayr, 1866b PDF: 899 (s.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: South Africa, Eastern Cape, Port Elisabeth, coll. G. Mayr; CASENT0901315; BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1920a PDF: 421 (w.q.m.).
Status as species: Forel, 1910f PDF: 441; Santschi, 1914b: 76; Forel, 1914d PDF: 240; Arnold, 1920a PDF: 420; Santschi, 1935a PDF: 256.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Comoros, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g

Notes:

Caste of types: (s, w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole punctulata   Forel, A., 1909, Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 53, pp. 51-73: 59, (download) 59 4018
Pheidole punctulata   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 81, (download) 81 8171
Pheidole punctulata   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 76, (download) 76 8111
Pheidole punctulata   Forel, A., 1912, The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M. A. Volume 4, No. 11. Fourmis des Seychelles et des Aldabras, reà § ues de M. , Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 15, pp. 159-167: 164, (download) 164 4046
Pheidole punctulata   Forel, A., 1909, Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 53, pp. 51-73: 53, (download) 53 4018
Pheidole rotundata   Emery, C., 1915, Les Pheidole du groupe megacephala (Formicidae)., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 4, pp. 223-250: 238, (download) 238 3875
Pheidole punctulata nov. spec.  Mayr, G., 1866, Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 16, pp. 885-908: 899, (download) 899 4366
Pheidole punctulata   Forel, A., 1907, The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner. No. VI. - Fourmis des Seychelles, Amirantes, Farquhar et Chagos., Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 12, pp. 91-94: -1, (download) -1 4010
Pheidole punctulata   Forel, A., 1909, Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 53, pp. 51-73: 65, (download) 65 4018
Pheidole punctulata   Forel, A., 1910, Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 54, pp. 421-458: 441, (download) 441 4026

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in open woodland, 1 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in human settlement, 2 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in along roadside.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in dead tree, 1 times on log under bark, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times under tree bark, live tree, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex dead branch above ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1317 meters, 658 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole megacephala punctulata: casent0901315, casent0901316; syntype of Pheidole punctulata: casent0922199, casent0922200; syntype of Pheidole megacephala punctulata angulata: casent0904196; type of Pheidole megacephala r. punctulata var. angulata: focol1350, focol1351, focol1352, focol1353; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Pheidole megacephala punctulata angulata: casent0906520, casent0906521; unpublished name: Pheidole punctulata natalensis: casent0913406, casent0913407; unpublished name: Pheidole punctulata perrotunda: casent0913408, casent0913409



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