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Species: Pheidole breviseta   Santschi, 1919 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pheidole flavens st. breviseta Santschi, 1919f PDF: 39 (w.) ARGENTINA (Córdoba). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 3 syntype minor workers. Primary type locality: Argentina: Córdoba, Alta Gracia (C. Bruch). Primary type depository: NHMB. Type notes: Wilson, 2003a: 384, designates a lectotype major worker, but Santschi cited only 3 minor workers in the original description. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Santschi, 1923d PDF: 60; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 187; Bolton, 1995b: 318; Wilson, 2003a: 384 (redescription).
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

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 brevisetaHNS Santschi

Pheidole flavens st. brevisetaHNS Santschi 1919f: 39. Raised to species level by Santschi 1923d: 60.

types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

etymology L brevisetaHNS, short-haired.

diagnosis A medium-sized species with mesonotal convexity similar to lignicolaHNS of Argentina, Paraguay, and southern Brazil.

Major: distinguished by its smooth occiput, cornulate postpetiole, relatively short pilosity, and yellow color.

measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.92, HL 0.94, SL 0.42, EL 0.12, PW 0.46.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.42, HL 0.46, SL 0.38, EL 0.06, PW 0.26.

Color Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. ARGENTINA: Alta Gracia, Cordova, type locality. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole breviseta: casent0913280; paralectotype of Pheidole breviseta: casent0913281



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