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Species: Pheidole huacana   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole huacana Wilson, 2003A: 300, figs. (s.w.) PERU. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Peru
  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 huacanaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L huacana, from huaca, belonging to Inca spirits of the land.

Diagnosis A member of the fallaxHNS group, close to galba and oliveirai, distinguished as follows.

Major: yellow; nadir of occipital mid-cleft seen in full-face view very deep, reached by carinulae that start on the vertex and run along the mid line of the head; rugoreticulum on each side of head runs from the eye to and into the circular carinulae around the antennal fossa; the rugoreticulum leads at the level of the posterior margin of the eye to weak rugulae that proceed obliquely toward the lateral head margin; frontal lobes mostly covered by rugulae; propodeal spines well-developed, often nearly vertical as shown; postpetiolar node from above transversely carinulate.

Minor: propodeal spines well-developed; occiput narrowed, with nuchal crest. Propodeal spines directed strongly upwards.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.88, HL 2.08, SL 1.10, EL 0.24, PW 0.92.

Paratype minor: HW 0.76, HL 0.94, SL 1.18, EL 0.18, PW 0.54.

color Major: concolorous reddish yellow ("orange").

Minor: concolorous medium yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PERU: Quincemil, Cuzco, 750 m (L. Pena). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 750 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole huacana: jtlc000016407; Paratype Pheidole huacana Wilson 2003: casent0645800

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