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Species: Pheidole puttemansi   Forel, 1911 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole fallax subsp. puttemansi Forel, 1911e PDF: 304 (s.) BRAZIL (Rio de Janeiro). Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Wilson, 2003a: 343 (redescription).
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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 puttemansiHNS Forel, new status

Pheidole fallax subsp. puttemansiHNS Forel 191 le: 304. Syn.: Pheidole fallax r. janeirensisHNS Forel 1912g: 222, n. syn. Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology Named after the collector, Hubert Puttemans.

Diagnosis A member of the fallaxHNS group close to fallaxHNS, gigasHNS, jelskiiHNS, obscurithoraxHNS, roushaeHNS, tobiniHNS, and valensHNS, differing as follows.

Major: entire posterior fifth of head, including occiput, smooth and shiny; lateral thirds of remainder of head in full-face view rugoreticulate, and median third, including frontal lobes, carinulate; humerus in dorsal-oblique view subangulate; petiole relatively slender, the apex of its node in side view tapering almost to a point; scapes relatively long (Scape Length/Head Width 0.64). Minor (based on synonymous "rjaneirensis," whose major was compared with the puttemansiHNS lectotype): nearly identical to the fallaxHNS minor (as illustrated q.v.), with propodeal spines of intermediate length as depicted for that species. measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.56, HL 1.64, SL 1.00, EL 0.22, PW 0.80. Color Major: concolorous light reddish brown. Minor: medium reddish brown.

Range Known from the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, Para; and, in Argentina, Siete Arboles, Estero del Santiago.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Lectotype, major. BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro (Hubert Puttemans). (There are no minors in the type series; see Diagnosis below.) Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole puttemansi: casent0908142; syntype of Pheidole fallax janeirensis: casent0908136, casent0908137

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