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Species: Pheidole rugulosa   Gregg, 1959 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole rugulosa Gregg, 1959 PDF: 26 (s.w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 595.


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

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.


Records of this species from CA (Snelling & George, 1979) need confirmation.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole rugulosa   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 595, (download) 595 20017
Pheidole rugulosa   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: 16 times found in Mesquite-acacia desert, 1 times found in mesquite-yucca-ephedra desert, 2 times found in open desert, 1 times found in creosote-mesquite desert, 1 times found in chihuahuan desert, 2 times found in Oak and cholla, 1 times found in Creosote bush desert, 1 times found in creosote scrub, 1 times found in Sagebrush and yucca, 1 times found in whitethorn mesquite, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in soil; nocturnal activity, 3 times creosote bush, 1 times unmarked nest in ground, 1 times ground nest, 1 times under rock, 1 times under dung, 1 times soil nest in open, seeds in nest, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times grassy with scattered Ephedra, crater nest in fine soil.

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

Elevations: collected from 762 - 1554 meters, 1240 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: fmnhins0000062691; Paratype: fmnhins0000062762, fmnhins0000062763, fmnhins0000062764, fmnhins0000062765, fmnhins0000062776, fmnhins0000062777, fmnhins0000062778; Paratype, Paratype: fmnhins0000058305, fmnhins0000058309

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