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Species: Pheidole huilana   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole huilana Wilson, 2003A: 710, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia
  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 huilanaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the Colombian department in which the type colony was collected.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to balzaniHNS, gaigeiHNS, and godmaniHNS, differing as follows.

Major: head very broad, with Head Width greater than Head Length, and tapering from occiput to clypeus; antennal scape long, approaching the occipital corner within about its own maximum width; eye large, set forward, Eye Length almost as great as the distance from eye to anterior genal border; promesonotal dorsum flat; mesonotal convexity very low; entire head posterior to eyes smooth and shiny.

Minor: eye large and set forward, with Eye Length equal to distance from eye to anterior genal border; occiput broad, yet with nuchal collar; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.00, SL 0.74, EL 0.20, PW 0.52. Paratype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.66, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.34. Color Major: body medium reddish brown, appendages dark yellow. Minor: body yellowish brown, legs dark yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

biology The colony was found in cloud forest, and included a male when collected on 16 January 1978.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Parque Nacional Cuevas de los Guacharos, 10 km southeast of Palestina, Huila, 2200 m (C. Kugler and J. Hahn). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 2200 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole huilana: jtlc000016408; Paratype Pheidole huilana Wilson 2003: casent0645801

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