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Species: Pheidole quiaccana   Wheeler, 1925 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole quiaccana Wheeler, 1925a: 13 (s.w.m.) BOLIVIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 220.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia
  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 quiaccana WheelerHNS

Pheidole quiaccana WheelerHNS 1925a: 13.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Name based on the type locality.

Diagnosis A medium-sized, brown member of the diligensHNS group characterized by the following combination of traits. Major: small convexity present on middle of profile of propodeal basal face in dorsal-oblique view; mesonotal convexity low and metanotal depression shallow, giving the mesosoma a more cylindrical form in side view than is usual for PheidoleHNS; pilosity of head sparse, but that of mesosoma and gaster dense, with some hairs unusually long; propodeal spine short; petiolar node trapezoidal. Minor: small convexity present on middle of profile of propodeal basal face in side view; pilosity dense everywhere on body, with many hairs extremely long; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; occiput broad and lacking nuchal collar. See also alpestrisHNS, accinotaHNS, and cameroniHNS.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.44 HL 1.44, SL (scape missing), EL 0.20, PW 0.68.

Paratype minor: HW 0.78, HL 0.84, SL 0.96, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.

Color Major: concolorous light reddish brown.

Minor: concolorous yellowish brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major (scape missing from specimen). Lower: paralectotype, minor. BOLIVIA: Quiacca. Scale bars = 1 mm.

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