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Species: Pheidole alexeter   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pheidole alexeter Wilson, 2003a: 648, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 alexeterHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Gr alexeter, guard, defender.

Diagnosis A very distinct member of the tristisHNS group distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: head short-rectangular; humerus very prominently lobose in dorsal-oblique view; mesonotal convexity prominent and symmetrical in side view; propodeal spines equilaterally triangular and directed perpendicular to basal propodeal face; postpetiole spinose from above; faint, shallow antennal scrobes present; posterior two-thirds of the dorsal surface of the head mostly covered by loose rugoreticulum; pronotal dorsum transversely carinulate and humeri bearing weak patches of rugoreticula.

Minor: occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; humeri with loose rugoreticula; most of body smooth and shiny.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.44, HL 1.54, SL 0.72, EL 0.16, PW 0.72. Paratype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.62, SL 0.66, EL 0.10, PW 0.40.

color Major: body, mandibles, and antennae rich medium reddish brown, legs dark yellow.

Minor: concolorous dark yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Collected in a savanna.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Vigia, near Belem, Para (William L. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.

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