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Subspecies: Pheidole areniphila aurora   Santschi, 1928 

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Pheidole areniphila

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole areniphila aurora Santschi, 1928f PDF: 204 (s.) TANZANIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Tanzania
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Santschi, F., 1928, Descriptions de nouvelles fourmis Ethiopiennes. (Suite.), Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 16, pp. 191-213

47. - Pheidole areniphila For. v. auroraHNS n. var.

[[ soldier ]]. - Ne differe du type que par la tete un peu plus etroite, les rides plus fortement anastomosees vers le vertex, et les angles posterieurs de la tete plus densement reticules ponctues et stries. Les rides du pronotum plus fortes. Epinotum plus ponctue. Epines epinotales plus petites. Pour le reste semblable au type.

Afrique Orientale anglaise: Tanga (G. Arnold, 6 - V- 1925, 3 [[ worker ]] 5 [[ soldier ]]),

Ressemble a Ph. cafra Em, st. bayeri For. v. thysvillensisHNS Wheel .. mais celle-ci a le postpetiole plus etroit, les epines plus longues et mousses. La race bayeriHNS For. me parait faire transition entre Ph. cafraHNS et areniphilaHNS.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1925-05-06

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole areniphila aurora: casent0913268, casent0913269



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