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Species: Pheidole eparmata   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pheidole eparmata Wilson, 2003a: 684, figs. (s.w.) VENEZUELA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Venezuela
  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 eparmataHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L eparmataHNS, armed upon or in addition to, in reference to the similarity to subarmataHNS and related species.

Diagnosis Major: somewhat similar to subarmataHNS and related species (see under subarmataHNS), but very small, with frontal lobes less extended in side view; shallow antennal scrobes present; head bicolored (see under Color below); eyes set well forward, so that their distance from the anterior genal border is only slightly more than an Eye Length; postpetiole seen from above oval; all of frontal lobes covered by carinulae, which extend more than halfway from level of eyes to level of occiput.

Minor: eye placed well forward on head, such that distance to anterior genal border is less than an Eye Length.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.62, HL 0.76, SL 0.36, EL 0.08, PW 0.34.

Paratype minor: HW 0.40, HL 0.44, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.

color Major and minor: brownish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. VENEZUELA: Rancho Grande, Estado Aragua, 1100 m (William L. and Doris E. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

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

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times at bait, 1 times leaf mold, rotten wood.

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

Elevations: collected from 1100 - 1200 meters, 1150 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1971-06-23 and 2008-08-18

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0713583, casent0713584, casent0738910; paratype Pheidole eparmata: jtlc000016368

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