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Species: Pheidole comata   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole comata Smith, 1858a PDF: 176 (w.) BORNEO. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1886c PDF: 360 (s.).
Senior synonym of Pheidole multicoma: Eguchi, 2001A PDF: 9.
See also: Eguchi, 2001B PDF: 45.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, Malaysia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum

15. Pheidole comataHNS. B.M.

Worker. Length 3 1/2 lines. - Fusco-ferruginous: the flagellum and legs pale rufo-testaceous. Head oblong-quadrate, deeply notched at the vertex, with a deep longitudinal channel extend- ing to the base of the clypeus; the head longitudinally reticu- late-striate, and enormously enlarged. Thorax narrowed behind, and armed with two short acute spines on the metathorax. Ab- domen ovate and very delicately reticulated, with a number of little raised points, on each of which is a long pale hair; the head, thorax and legs thinly covered with long pale hairs.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in 2nd growth wet forest, 1 times found in tropical rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times nest in clay bank, 1 times at bait.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search, 1 times bait.

Elevations: collected from 180 - 1000 meters, 524 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole comata: casent0901504

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