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Species: Pheidole eosimilis   Longino, 2019 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole eosimilis Longino, 2019 doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4599.1.1 PDF: 33, plate 54 (s.) NICARAGUA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Nicaragua, Matagalpa: 3km N Rio Blanco, 12.96018 -85.22488 ±50 m, 690 m, 1-May-2011, mature wet forest, nest in rotten wood (J.Longino, JTL7435) [MCZC, unique specimen identifier CASENT0619392]. AntCat AntWiki

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Nicaragua
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in mature wet forest, 7 times found in tropical wet forest, 2 times found in cloud forest, primary, along steep ridge near peak, 3 times found in cloud forest, primary, near ridgetop, 1 times found in mature rainforest, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary, 1 times found in wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times nest in rotten wood, 6 times at bait, 1 times nest in cavity in live buttress/root, 1 times Cerca del Refugio Cascante.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search, 10 times miniWinkler, 6 times baiting, 2 times maxiWinkler, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times Winkler, 1 times Berlese.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1080 meters, 613 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole eosimilis Longino 2019: casent0619392; Paratype of Pheidole eosimilis Longino 2019: casent0619391, casent0619393, casent0619394, casent0619639, casent0635850, casent0646610, casent0646611, casent0646612, casent0646613, casent0646614



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