Current View: Bolton World Catalog
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.54.9. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Pheidole excellens   Mayr, 1862 

Download Data

See Also:

Pheidole excellens fulvobasalis, Pheidole excellens weissi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Pheidole excellens Mayr, 1862 PDF: 744 (s.) GHANA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1914d PDF: 335 (w.).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ghana
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole excellens   Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154: 134, (download) 134 4387
Pheidole excellens n. sp.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 744-745, (download) 744-745 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Forestry Research Institute of Ghana campus, around laboratory.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand collected, foragers at night.

Elevations: collected at 285 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 2019-01-09

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole excellens: casent0922193, casent0922194

See something amiss? Send us an email.