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Species: Pheidole flavida   Mayr, 1887 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole flavida Mayr, 1887 PDF: 593 (s., 603 w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 421.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 flavidaHNS Mayr

Pheidole flavidaHNS Mayr 1887: 593.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Wien.

Etymology l flavidaHNS, yellowish.

Diagnosis A very distinctive member of the flavensHNS group, distinguished as follows.

Major: yellow; seen in side view, head tapered such that occiput in this view is much narrower than anterior margin of head; in full-face view the occiput is expanded to be much larger than the anterior head margin; promesonotum low and flat, in side view dropping abruptly through a short, steep face to the metanotum, which is wide and weakly convex; antennal scapes relatively long, their tips reaching the margin of the head in full-face view well behind the midpoint between the eyes and occipital lobes; humerus in dorsal-oblique view low and subangulate; rugoreticulum present between eye and antennal fossa on both sides. Minor: promesonotum low and weakly convex; humerus obtusely subangulate; head with mandibles in full-face view symmetrically oval; occiput narrowed, with a thin nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.80, HL 0.76, SL 0.54, EL 0.12, PW 0.42. Minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.58, SL 0.58, EL 0.12, PW 0.34. color Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow.

range Known only from the type series.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: minor, presumably from lectotype nest series. BRAZIL: Santa Catarina. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole flavida: casent0916058; syntype of Pheidole flavida: casent0915434, casent0919778

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