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Species: Pheidole naylae   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole naylae Wilson, 2003A: 727, figs. (w.) CUBA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Cuba
  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 naylaeHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard and collection of the Cuban myrmecologist J. Fontenla.

Etymology In honor of Nay la Fontenla.

Diagnosis Major: unknown.

Minor: a medium-sized yellowish brown member of the tristisHNS group, whose minor has very long, straight needle-like propodeal spines, prominent teeth on the humerus, low petiole that is bell-shaped from above, and parallel transverse carinulae and rugulae covering the sides of the head, the occiput, and most of the pronotal dorsum.

Similar to the minor workers of alayoiHNS, cubaensisHNS, and macromischoidesHNS of Cuba and androsanaHNS of the Bahamas, differing in many traits of body form, sculpturing, and pilosity, as illustrated, and color.

Measurements (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.76, SL 0.84, EL 0.14, PW 0.44

Color Body yellowish brown, appendages dark yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Pit trap, wet forest (A. Perez).

Figure Holotype, minor. (Major unknown.) CUBA: "El Poal," Jaguani, Guantanamo (A. Perez). Scale bar = 1 mm.

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