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Species: Pheidole fowleri   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole fowleri Wilson, 2003A: 191, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  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 fowleriHNS new species

types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the prominent Brazilian myrmecologist H. G. Fowler.

Diagnosis A member of the diligensHNS group distinguished as follows.

Major and minor: yellow; propodeal spines directed backward in side view, forming a 135-degree angle with the basal propodeal face; entire head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque.

Major: carinulae on head do not reach beyond level of eye, and are absent on the mesal half of the frontal lobes; hairs on entire profile of first gastral sternite short and subappressed; almost all of central strip of gastral tergites shagreened.

Minor: all of head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque; anterior half of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened; in dorsal-oblique view, anterior face of propodeal dorsum drops precipitously to metanotum.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.04, SL 0.66, EL 0.18, PW 0.52.

Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.54, SL 0.60, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.

color Major: concolorous reddish yellow.

Minor: concolorous plain dark yellow.

Range Known only from type locality in Mato Grosso; and from Goiania and Morrinhos Junction, Goias. Biology Collected in savanna (cerrado) at Morrinhos Junction and rocky forest near Goiania (W. L. Brown).

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Cuiaba, Mato Grosso (James C. Trager). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 200 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole fowleri: casent0644201, casent0644202, jtlc000016377

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