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Species: Pheidole skwarrae   Wheeler, 1934 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole skwarrae Wheeler, 1934g PDF: 163 (s.w.q.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 349.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico
  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 skwarrae WheelerHNS

Pheidole skwarrae WheelerHNS 1934g: 163.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the collector, Elisabeth Skwarra.

Diagnosis A member of the fallaxHNS group, closet to vistanaHNS and distinguished from it and other fallaxHNS group species by the following combination of traits.

Major: head elongate, with deep occipital cleft and subangulate occipital lobes in full-face view; antennal scape exceeding the occipital lobe by 2X its own maximum width; entire body, including all of the tergites and sternites of the gaster, foveolate and opaque; space between eye, frontal lobes, and frontal carinae rugoreticulate.

Minor: entire body, including at least the anterior two segments of the gaster, foveolate and opaque; nuchal collar well developed;

antennal scape very long, extending 2X the distance between its insertion and nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.32, HL 1.60, SL 1.42, EL 0.24, PW 0.64.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.84, SL 1.20, EL 0.16, PW 0.42.

Color Major and minor: body concolorous medium brown, appendages yellowish brown.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology The type colony was nesting beneath a stone.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. MEXICO: Cuernavaca, Morelos (Elisabeth Skwarra). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in BTS.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times wall crevice, 1 times en suelo, al pie de un tallo de árbol, cerca de un cauce de agua., 1 times on pavement, 1 times on patio.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Directo.

Elevations: collected from 993 - 1765 meters, 1610 meters average

Type specimens:

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