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Species: Pheidole inca   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pheidole inca Wilson, 2003a: 615, figs. (s.) PERU. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press

Pheidole incaHNS new species

TYPES Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the Inca, in whose ancient city Machu Picchu the species was discovered.

Diagnosis Major: uniquely distinguished within the punctatissimaHNS group by the sculpturing of the dorsal surface of the head, which consists of longitudinal carinulae along the midline flanked on either side by rugoreticula, all reaching the occipital border, combined with the presence of a median ocellus, propodeal spine reduced to a right angle, and brown body color. Minor: unknown.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.96, SL 0.74, EL 0.18, PW 0.46.

Color Major: head, antennae, and gaster medium brown, mesosoma and waist light brown, legs dark yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Holotype, major. PERU: Machu Picchu, 2000-2200 m (William L. Brown). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 2100 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 1967-02-28

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole inca: jtlc000016410; Paratype Pheidole inca Wilson 2003: casent0645804, casent0645805

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