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Species: Pheidole alayoi   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole alayoi Wilson, 2003a: 647, figs. (w.) CUBA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Cuba
  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 alayoiHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard, courtesy of J. Fontenla.

Etymology Named in honor of the collector, the Cuban entomologist d. P. Alayo.

diagnosis Holotype minor (major unknown): a medium-sized, yellow member of the tristisHNS group, marked by its very long propodeal spines, subangulate humerus, bell-shaped postpetiole, long and dense pilosity, and completely foveolate and opaque dorsal surfaces of the head and mesosoma. Similar to the minor workers of cubaensisHNS, macromischoidesHNS, and naylaeHNS of Cuba and androsanaHNS of the Bahamas, differing in details of body form, sculpturing, and pilosity, as shown, and by color. Measurements (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.78, SL 0.82, EL 0.12, PW 0.44. color Minor (major unknown): concolorous medium yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Holotype, minor (major unknown). CUBA: La Gran Piedra (d. P. Alayo). Scale bar = 1 mm.

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