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Species: Pheidole longior   Santschi, 1933 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole cavifrons st. longior Santschi, 1933f PDF: 110, figs. 1-3 (s.w.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, 2003A: 136.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina
  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 longiorHNS Santschi, new status

Pheidole (Elasmopheidole) cavifrons st. longiorHNS Santschi 1933f: 110. types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology L longiorHNS, longer, referring to the head shape of the major.

diagnosis Closest to cavifronsHNS, somewhat less similar to aberransHNS and obnixaHNS, distinguished as follows.

Major: head markedly elongate (Head Length/Head Width 1.47), and bicolored (see under Color below); dorsal posterior half of head profile flat; frontal lobes in full-face view taper anteriorly into blunt acute angles; carinulae originating on frontal lobes reach well past midpoint between eyes and occiput; mesosomal convexity in side view reduced, obliquely angular; propodeal spines denticulate; promesonotum smooth and shiny. Minor: nearly identical to minor of cavifronsHNS (q.v.).

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.72, HL 1.06, SL 0.30, EL 0.06, PW 0.50. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.58, SL 0.36, EL 0.04, PW 0.32.

color Major: strikingly bicolored, with anterior fourth of head dark brown, and rest of body medium yellow.

Minor: concolorous light yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. ARGENTTNA: Loreto, Misiones. The minor is nearly identical to the minor of cavifronsHNS (q.v.). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nido debajo piedras.

Type specimens: lectotype of Pheidole longior: casent0922396; paralectotype of Pheidole longior: casent0922394, casent0922395

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