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Species: Pheidole gravida   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole gravida Wilson, 2003a: 701, figs. (s.w.) VENEZUELA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Venezuela
  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 gravidaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L gravidaHNS, laden, referring to the heavy-looking prpmesothorax.

Diagnosis Similar in various respects to the species listed in the heading above.

Major: yellow; center of midclypeus raised to a small point; frontal lobes extended slightly, and subangulate in side view; median ocellus or a small pit in ocellar location present, as shown; promesonotum massive, descending through a long, steep face to the metanotum; very faint antennal scrobe present; propodeal spines equilaterally triangular; postpetiolar node from above elliptical, 2X as broad as petiolar node.

Minor: humerus denticulate and mesonotal convexity subangulate in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; anterior pronotal fringe and propodeal dorsum carinulate.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.46, HL 1.60, SL 0.62, EL 0.18, PW 0.86.

Paratype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.70, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.

COLOR Major: reddish medium yellow.

Minor: plain medium yellow.

Range Known only from type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. VENEZUELA: San Cristobal-La Florida Road, LaBlanca to Mundo Nuevo, Tachira, 1100 m (J. Lattke and W. L. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1985-12-09

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole gravida: casent0644209, jtlc000016393

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