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Species: Pheidole dumicola   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole dumicola Wilson, 2003A: 411, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico
  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 dumicolaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L dumicolaHNS, dweller in thorn-bush.

Diagnosis Similar to charazanaHNS and floricolaHNS, differs as follows.

Major: head subrectangular and moderately elongate, with straight sides; antennal scrobes present; most of anterior half of head rugoreticulate, including outer margins of frontal lobes and all of genae but not antennal fossae, frontal triangle or midclypeus; humerus in dorsal-oblique view raised and lobose; all of mesosoma foveolate; postpetiole from above spinose.

Minor: pilosity sparse, with hairs on mesosomal dorsum consisting of well-spaced pairs of equal length; humerus in dorsal-oblique view subangulate; occiput broad, its margin straight; postpetiole from above large, circular, nearly 2X broader than petiole.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.82, HL 1.00, SL 0.44, EL 0.12, PW 0.46.

Paratype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.46, SL 0.40, EL 0.06, PW 0.26.

color Major and minor: light yellowish brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

biology The type series, including winged reproductives, was collected from a soil nest in second-growth thorn forest, on 28-29 August 1953.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. MEXICO: 10 km east of Campeche, Yucatan Peninsula (E. O. Wilson). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in 2nd growth thorn forest.

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole dumicola: casent0644187, casent0644188, jtlc000016367

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