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Species: Pheidole minensis   Santschi, 1923 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole aberrans var. minensis Santschi, 1923d PDF: 64 (s.q.m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wilson, 2003a: 137.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 minensisHNS Santschi, new status

Pheidole (Elasmopheidole) aberrans var. minensisHNS Santschi 1923d: 64. Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology Named after the Brazilian state of origin.

Diagnosis Major: reddish yellow; frontal lobes very broad, in full-face view spread laterally almost to the margins of the head, and their smoothly lobose anterior edges just reaching the anterior margin of the clypeus; except for the frontal triangle, the entire dorsal surface of the head carinulate; transverse carinulae originating on each corner of the occiput dip obliquely to meet at the midline of the head, reaching anteriorly to nearly halfway to the eye level. Minor: unknown.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.58, HL 2.00, SL 0.60, EL 0.20, PW 0.94. Color Concolorous reddish yellow. range Known only from the type locality. Biology Unknown.

Figure Lectotype, major. BRAZIL: Pirapora, Minas Gerais. Minor unknown.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: lectotype of Pheidole aberrans minensis: casent0922386; syntype of Pheidole aberrans minensis: casent0922380, casent0922393

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