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Species: Pheidole microps   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole microps Wilson, 2003A: 720, figs. (w.) PERU. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Ecuador, Guyana, Peru
  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 micropsHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Gr micropsHNS, small eyes.

Diagnosis Somewhat similar to fimbriataHNS. Known only from the minor, which is readily distinguished from all other PheidoleHNS species by its tiny eyes, yellow color, angulate anterior dorsal margin of the propodeum in side view, elongate petiolar peduncle, very loosely rugoreticulate dorsum of the head, and rugoreticulate anterior and lateral edges of the pronotum. Measurements (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.48, HL 0.52, SL 0.44, EL 0.02, PW 0.32. Color Yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Collected from leaf litter on sandy soil, lowland rainforest.

Figure Unique holotype, minor. PERU: near Lake Sandoval, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, 260 m (Charles Kugler and R. R. Lambert). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times ex sifted litter, rotten wood.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 200 - 500 meters, 350 meters average

Type specimens:

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