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Species: Pheidole simplispinosa   Sarnat, 2008 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pheidole simplispinosa Sarnat, 2008 PDF: 26, figs. 47-49, 68-70, 89-91 (s.w.q.) FIJI IS (Koro I.). Oceania. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Fiji Is: Koro I., Mt Kuitarua, 3.7 km. NW Nasau Village, 470 m., -17.29083°, 179.40183°,, EMS#2084 (E.M. Sarnat). Primary type depository: FNIC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 4 paratype major workers, 3 paratype minor workers, 1 paratype queen. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depositories: ANIC, FNIC, USNM. Type notes: Additional material is stored in alcohol in USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 109.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Fiji
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole simplispinosa sp. n.  Sarnat, E. M., 2008, A taxonomic revision of the Pheidole roosevelti-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Fiji., Zootaxa 1767, pp. 1-36: 26-28, (download) 26-28 21683
Pheidole simplispinosa sp. n.  Sarnat, E. M., 2008, A taxonomic revision of the Pheidole roosevelti-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Fiji., Zootaxa 1767, pp. 1-36: 26-28, (download) 26-28 21683

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Primary rainforest, 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in garden/forest edge, 3 times found in disturbed forest, 2 times found in bryophyte forest, 1 times found in primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nesting in soil, 1 times in soil, 3 times sifted litter, 8 times malaise trap, 1 times nesting turret nest in bare soil, 1 times nesting in dead tree fern, 2 times litter sifting, ex. soil, leaf litter, decaying wood, 1 times on ground, 1 times In soil, nesting, full sun, 1 times foraging/nesting on ground, 1 times on ground, foraging/nesting, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times H, 3 times L, 9 times M, 1 times hand collection, 1 times Sieved Litter.

Elevations: collected from 61 - 1188 meters, 565 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1962-02-26 00:00:00.0 and 2006-09-02 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0171022, casent0171106, casent0171107, casent0174208, casent0174209, casent0174210, casent0174211, casent0174212, casent0174213, casent0174214, casent0174215, casent0174216, casent0174217, casent0174218, casent0174219, casent0174220, casent0174221, casent0174222, casent0174223, casent0174224, casent0174225, casent0174226, casent0174227, casent0174228, casent0174229, casent0174230, casent0174231, casent0174232, casent0174233, casent0174234, casent0174235, casent0174236, casent0174237, casent0174238, casent0174239, casent0174240, casent0174241, casent0174242, casent0174243, casent0174244, casent0174245, casent0174246, casent0174247, casent0174248, casent0174249, casent0174250, casent0174251, casent0174252, casent0174253, casent0174254, casent0174255, casent0174256, casent0174257, casent0174258, casent0174259, casent0174260, casent0174261, casent0174262, casent0174263, casent0185503, casent0185504, casent0185506, casent0185517, casent0185521, casent0185606, casent0185624, casent0185657, casent0185680, casent0283103, casent0283105, casent0283128, casent0283131, casent0283144, casent0283145, casent0717723, casent0717724, casent0741642, casent0741646, casent0743046, casent0743047, casent0743050, casent0743069, casent0743072, casent0743073, casent0743099, casent0743244

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