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Species: Pheidole vistana   Forel, 1914 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pheidole longipes var. vistana Forel, 1914d PDF: 272 (w.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Smith, 1979: 1374; Snelling & George, 1979: 112; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 46; Snelling, 1992b PDF: 124 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 332; Wilson, 2003a: 360 (redescription); Ward, 2005 PDF: 66.
[Note: Gregg, and Smith give Pheidole grallipes as senior synonym, but Pheidole vistana has priority.].
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:


Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole vistana   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Pheidole vistana   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 360-361, (download) 360-361 20017

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in desert scrub, 5 times found in high desert, 2 times found in Yucca, Encelia desert, 1 times found in sonoran desert wash, 1 times found in coastal pine forest, 1 times found in Sonoran desert.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times Under stone, 1 times bottom of wash, 1 times under rock, 2 times stray foragers, 1 times foraging on dead tabanid, 1 times bare ground, 1 times under Rhus tree, 1 times under Parkinsonia, 1 times under Larrea, 1 times stray foragers around Opuntia, 1 times on ground near Yucca, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times hand collecting, 4 times pitfall trap, 2 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 1055 meters, 503 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1909-04-25 and 2015-12-25

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0283272; syntype of Pheidole susannae longipes: castype00643, castype00644; syntype of Pheidole vistana: casent0908099

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