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Species: Pheidole alienata   Borgmeier, 1929 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pheidole bergi subsp. alienata Borgmeier, 1929 PDF: 205 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, 2003a: 264
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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 alienata BorgmeierHNS, new status

Pheidole bergi subsp. alienata BorgmeierHNS 1929: 205.

Types Mus. Zool. Univ. Sao Paulo.

Etymology L alienataHNS, estranged, maddening; allusion unknown.

diagnosis A member of the fallaxHNS group, close to bergiHNS and possibly only a variant of it; also similar to aenescensHNS, cordicepsHNS, chrysopsHNS, midasHNS, and nesiotaHNS. P. alienataHNS is distinguished as follows.

Major: carinulae of dorsum of head extend more than halfway from level of eye to occiput; pronotum completely covered by transverse carinulae, and foveolate and opaque in the interspaces; humerus in dorsal-oblique view prominent, rising 2X higher above the level of the propodeum as the mesonotal convexity. Minor: propodeal spine long, needle-like.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.52, HL 1.60, SL 0.94, EL 0.22, PW 0.78. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.68, HL 0.84, SL 1.00, EL 0.18, PW 0.48. Color Major: concolorous light reddish brown.

Minor: appendages and body brownish yellow except for the gaster, which is plain medium brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Guanabara, Rio de Janeiro. Scale bars = 1 mm.

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