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Species: Pheidole diligens   (Smith, 1858) 

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Santschi, 1923

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Atta diligens Smith, 1858a PDF: 168 (s.w.) BRAZIL (Pará). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Wilson, 2003a: 188). Primary type locality: lectotype Brazil: Villa Nova (no collector’s name). Primary type depository: BMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Wilson, 2003a: 188.
Combination in Pheidole: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 360
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole diligens   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 188, (download) 188 20017
Pheidole diligens   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 35, (download) 35 21367

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in TerraFirme, 2 times found in wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times LeafLitter, 2 times ground nest, 2 times ex sifted litter, rotten wood, 1 times ground forager.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler, 1 times Winkler48h.

Elevations: collected from 131 - 500 meters, 270 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1971-05-15 00:00:00.0 and 2019-11-20 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole diligens: casent0901578, casent0901579

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