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Species: Pheidole aper   Forel, 1912 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole aper Forel, 1912g PDF: 227 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003a: 655.
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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 aperHNS Forel

Pheidole aperHNS Forel 1912g: 227.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology L aperHNS, wild boar, allusion uncertain, but may refer to tusk-like protrusion on head of major.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to bambusarumHNS, breviconaHNS, dyctiotaHNS, laeviventrisHNS, lutziHNS, risiiHNS, rugatulaHNS, senilisHNS, sigillataHNS, trachydermaHNS, and trainiHNS, differing as follows.

Major: all of head except for frontal triangle and mid-clypeus but including occiput and all of pronotum rugoreticulate; seen from the side, frontal lobes and genal corners extended as triangular processes; postpetiole from above conulate.

Minor: all of posterior half of head and all of promesonotum rugoreticulate; occiput broad, lacking a nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.46, HL 1.56, SL 0.66, EL 0.14, PW 0.80.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.66, SL 0.66, EL 0.10, PW 0.46.

color Major: gaster brownish yellow; rest of body medium reddish brown, tending toward dark reddish brown at anterior margin of head capsule; mandibles dark reddish brown; antennae medium reddish brown; legs brownish yellow. Minor: head and mesosoma light reddish brown; waist, gaster, and appendages brownish yellow.

Range Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Colonia Alpina, Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole aper: casent0908306; paralectotype of Pheidole aper: casent0908307; syntype of Pheidole aper: casent0904451, casent0904452

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