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Species: Pheidole granulata   Pergande, 1896 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole (Ceratopheidole) granulata Pergande, 1896 PDF: 890 (s.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ceratopheidole: Emery, 1922c PDF: 113; in Pheidole: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 183.
See also: Wilson, 2003A: 542.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:


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 granulata PergandeHNS

Pheidole granulata PergandeHNS 1896: 890.

Types Nat. Mus. Nat. Hist. U. S.

Etymology L granulataHNS, of small grains, roughened on the surface, probably alluding to the foveolate body surface. Diagnosis A member of the small granulataHNS group, characterized by a 4-segmented antennal club, and distinguished within it as follows.

Major: entire body including all the gastral segments, foveolate and opaque; antennal scape very long, exceeding occipital corner; head subrectangular, with a deeply concave occipital border in full-face view; rugoreticulum present between each eye and antennal fossa; postpetiole from above bell-shaped.

Minor: occiput tapered into a neck with a nuchal collar; scape very long, its tip exceeding the occipital corner in full-face view by half its own length.

Overall, the habitus of this species is typical for a member of the fallaxHNS group, except for the 4-segmented club. Measurements (mm) Major (Burrera, Baja California Sur): HW 1.48, HL 1.74, SL 1.58, EL 0.26, PW 0.72. Minor (Burrera): HW 0.60, HL 0.92, SL 1.32, EL 0.20, PW 0.44. Color Major: brownish yellow, with gaster a shade darker. Minor: concolorous medium yellow.

Range Known from Baja California Sur and San Diego, California.

Biology Unknown.

FIGURE Upper: major. Lower: minor. BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO: Burrera (Roy R. Snelling). (Type locality: Tepic, Nayarit, collected by Eisen and Vaslit). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Área Urbana, 1 times found in selva baja caducifolia.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times pitfall, 1 times nocturnas, en casa habitación, 1 times suelo, 1 times under stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Directo, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 320 - 1231 meters, 1016 meters average

Type specimens:

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