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Species: Pheidole tristis   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmica tristis Smith, 1858a PDF: 132 (w.) BRAZIL (Rio de Janeiro). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype (?) minor worker. Primary type locality: Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Tejuca (H. Clark). Primary type depository: BMNH. Type notes: No indication of number of specimens is given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pheidole: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 360
Status as species: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 436; Mayr, 1886c PDF: 360; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 97; Forel, 1895b PDF: 129; Emery, 1922c PDF: 110; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 90; Kempf, 1965 PDF: 183; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 203; Brown, 1981 PDF: 527; Brandão, 1991 PDF: 371; Bolton, 1995b: 332; Wilson, 2003a: 769 (redescription); Wild, 2007b PDF: 35.
Senior synonym of Pheidole emeryi alsia: Wilson, 2003a: 769.
Senior synonym of Pheidole crassipes: Wilson, 2003a: 769.
Senior synonym of Pheidole emeryi: Kempf, 1965 PDF: 183; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 203; Bolton, 1995b: 332; Wilson, 2003a: 769.
Senior synonym of Pheidole fumipennis: Brown, 1981 PDF: 527; Brandão, 1991 PDF: 371; Bolton, 1995b: 332.
Senior synonym of Pheidole rubra: Kempf, 1965 PDF: 183; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 203; Bolton, 1995b: 332; Wilson, 2003a: 769.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Paraguay
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Canindeyú

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole tristis   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 769, (download) 769 20017
Pheidole tristis   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 35, (download) 35 21367

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in CloudForest, 1 times found in Humid subtropical medium forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times LeafLitter, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times foraging on rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall72h.

Elevations: collected from 500 - 750 meters, 601 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1857-02-01 00:00:00.0 and 2014-11-10 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Atta rubra: casent0901577; Lectotype of Pheidole crassipes: casent0916073, casent0916074; syntype of Atta fumipennis: casent0901574; syntype of Pheidole emeryi: casent0901575, casent0901576; syntype of Pheidole tristis: casent0901573; syntype of Pheidole emeryi alsia: casent0913467, casent0913468; type of Pheidole emeryi: focol1425



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