Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.83. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Pheidole aberrans   Mayr, 1868 

Download Data

Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pheidole aberrans Mayr, 1868b PDF: 172 (s.w.) ARGENTINA (Buenos Aires). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 1 (?) syntype major worker, syntype minor workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Argentina: Buenos Aires, 1866 (P. Strobel). Primary type depository: NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1906c PDF: 142 (q.); Forel, 1913m PDF: 232 (m.)
Combination in Elasmopheidole: Kusnezov, 1953c PDF: 337.
Status as species: Mayr, 1870b PDF: 981 (in key); Mayr, 1887 PDF: 583 (in key); Emery, 1888c PDF: 354; Emery, 1888e PDF: 690; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 88; von Jhering, 1894 PDF: 392; Forel, 1895b PDF: 127; Emery, 1906c PDF: 141; Forel, 1908 PDF: 370; Forel, 1909a PDF: 266; Santschi, 1912e PDF: 528; Forel, 1912g PDF: 227; Forel, 1913m PDF: 232; Bruch, 1914 PDF: 219; Bruch, 1915 PDF: 530; Bruch, 1916 PDF: 311; Mann, 1916 PDF: 429; Santschi, 1916e PDF: 374; Luederwaldt, 1918 PDF: 43; Emery, 1922c PDF: 111; Wheeler, 1925a PDF: 23; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 91; Gallardo, 1932d PDF: 179 (in key); Kusnezov, 1952d PDF: 62 (in key); Kusnezov, 1953c PDF: 337; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 183; Zolessi et al., 1988: 3; Brandão, 1991 PDF: 368; Bolton, 1995b: 316; Wilson, 2003a: 131 (redescription); Wild, 2007b PDF: 34; Mackay et al., 2011 PDF: 304 (in key); Bezděčková et al., 2015 PDF: 118.
Senior synonym of Pheidole aberrans fartilia: Wilson, 2003a: 131.
Senior synonym of Pheidole aberrans mutica: Wilson, 2003a: 131.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Paraguay, Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Caaguazú, Central, Cordillera

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole aberrans   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 131, (download) 131 20017
Pheidole aberrans   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 34, (download) 34 21367

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Grazed 2nd growth forest, 1 times found in Schoolyard.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times HandCollection.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 124 meters, 98 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1890-10-27 00:00:00.0 and 2021-11-17 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole aberrans: casent0901605, casent0919766, casent0919767; syntype of Pheidole aberrans diversiceps: casent0913252, casent0913253; syntype of Pheidole aberrans fartilia: casent0908302; syntype of Pheidole aberrans mutica: casent0904309, casent0904310

See something amiss? Send us an email.