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Species: Pheidole bicarinata   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole bicarinata Mayr, 1870b PDF: 989 (s.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole hayesi: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 171; of Pheidole longula, Pheidole vinelandica (and its junior synonyms Pheidole buccalis, Pheidole laeviuscula, Pheidole nebrascensis): Wilson, 2003A: 561.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:



Sand prairie, sandy old field, or other sandy or other highly-drained, acid soil habitats (loess hills), sandy floodplain


Wilson (2003:561) states that the types are in NHMV but the original description says "im Stockholmer Museum".

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole bicarinata   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Pheidole bicarinata   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 561-562, (download) 561-562 20017

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 16 times under stone, 8 times under rock, 6 times nest under stone, 4 times nest in soil, 4 times log stage 2, 2 times in soil, 0 times carrion, 2 times nocturnal foragers, 4 times ground foragers, 1 times on sand, 1 times log stage 5, ...

Elevations: collected from 80 - 2377 meters, 1407 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole bicarinata: casent0916050; syntype of Pheidole bicarinata vinelandica: casent0908244, casent0908245; syntype of Pheidole vinelandica laeviuscula: casent0904438, casent0904439; syntype of Pheidole vinelandica longula: casent0904436, casent0904437; syntype of Pheidole vinelandica nebrascensis: casent0908246, casent0908247; worker: mem223056, mem223057, mem223058, mem223076, mem223077, mem223078, mem223079, mem223080, mem223081, mem223082, mem223086, mem223087, mem223088, mem223089, mem223090, mem223091, mem223092, mem223124, mem223125, mem223126, mem223127, mem223150, mem223151, mem223152, mem223153, mem223181, mem223199, mem223200, mem223201, mem223202, mem223478, mem223479, mem223480, mem223481, mem223482

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