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Species: Pheidole obrima   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Pheidole obrima Wilson, 2003A: 729, figs. (s.w.) VENEZUELA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wilson, E. O.:
Etymology Gr obrima , strong, mighty, alluding to large, robust bodies of both castes.
Diagnosis A large, brown member of the tristis group with yellow appendages, relatively short propodeal spines, bell-shaped postpetiolar node, prominent convex subpostpetiolar process, and overall weak sculpturing comprising scattered patches of carinulae and foveolae. Similar to alpinensis , excubitor , exarata , gaigei , germaini , godmani , grandinodus , grantae , rogeri , severini , stulta , tristis , and zoster , differing in many details of body form, sculpturing, and pilosity, as illustrated, and in color.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.68, HL 1.86, SL 0.84, EL 0.20, PW 0.82.
Paratype minor: HW 0.70, HL 0.74, SL 0.74, EL 0.12, PW 0.46.
Color Major: body medium reddish yellow, appendages reddish yellow.
Minor: head medium brown, rest of body yellowish brown, appendages light yellowish brown to dark yellow.
Range Known only from the type locality.
Biology Unknown.
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. VENEZUELA: Rancho Grande, 1100 m (R. W. Poole). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in elfin forest, 2 times found in montane wet forest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 2 times search, 1 times Winkler

Elevations: collected from 1100 - 2960 meters, 2145 meters average

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole obrima: jtlc000016474

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