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Species: Pheidole fimbriata   Roger, 1863 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole fimbriata Roger, 1863a PDF: 196 (s.) "RIO PARAGUAY". Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1887 PDF: 598 (w.).
Combination in Pheidole (Macropheidole): Emery, 1915g PDF: 190.
Senior synonym of Pheidole diversa, Pheidole smithii (unnecessary replacement name): Kempf, 1965 PDF: 183; of Pheidole tucumana: Wilson, 2003A: 690.
[Apparently senior synonym of Pheidole soesilae.].


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Mexico to Argentina. Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands.


Natural History:

Inhabits mature wet forest.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole fimbriata   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 34, (download) 34 21367
Pheidole fimbriata   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 690, (download) 690 20017
Pheidole fimbriata nov. sp.  Roger, J., 1863, Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses, nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegeben Beschreibungen., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7, pp. 131-214: 196-197, (download) 196-197 4101
Pheidole fimbriata   Forel, A., 1905, Miscellanea myrmicologiques, II (1905)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 49, pp. 155-185: 159, (download) 159 4001

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 39 times found in mature wet forest, 23 times found in tropical rainforest, 16 times found in lowland wet forest, 9 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 6 times found in tropical wet forest, 10 times found in lowland rainforest, 9 times found in 2º tropical rainforest, 2 times found in wet forest, 8 times found in tropical moist forest, 1 times found in LOC, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 111 times ex sifted leaf litter, 36 times at bait, 5 times Hojarasca, 1 times primary forest, 1 times alate queens on road, 1 times forest leaf litter, 1 times Under rotten log on ground, 1 times under rock, 1 times nest, 4 May, sifted litter sample, vicinity of LS GIS2000,2250, about 2 mesh times 3483-s.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 60 times miniWinkler, 46 times MaxiWinkler, 37 times baiting, 6 times Winkler, 6 times Search, 1 times Berlese/Winkler, 2 times direct collection, 2 times Search & Berles, 2 times Mini Winkler, 1 times at bait, 1 times Berlese, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1150 meters, 313 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole diversa: casent0901581, casent0901582; syntype of Pheidole fimbriata tucumana: casent0907762; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Pheidole fimbriata tucumana loretana: casent0913317, casent0913318

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