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Species: Pheidole wolfringi   Forel, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole wolfringi Forel, 1908 PDF: 374 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 363.


  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 wolfringiHNS Forel

Pheidole wolfringiHNS Forel 1908h: 374. Raised to species level in this monograph: durioneiHNS.

types Mus. His. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology Eponymous.

diagnosis A member of the " jujuyensisHNS complex" of the larger fallaxHNS group, comprising araneoidesHNS, cuevasiHNS, durioneiHNS, jujuyensisHNS, kugleriHNS, leoninaHNS, leptinaHNS, lucretiiHNS, lupusHNS, paraensisHNS, punctithoraxHNS, tijucanaHNS, wallaceiHNS, and wolfringiHNS. P. wolfringiHNS is distinguished as follows.

Major: antennal scape exceeds occipital corner by 2X its own maximum width; posterior two-fifths of dorsal head surface and all of posterior four-fifths of side of head smooth and shiny; carinulae originating laterad to frontal carinae fan outward; rugoreticulum limited on each side of head to small patch near antennal fossa; mesonotal convexity in dorsal-oblique view semicircular; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; pronotum and all of waist foveolate; petiolar node in side view with angulate apex.

Minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticles; pronotum mostly foveolate; occiput constricted into neck, with nuchal collar. measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.20, HL 1.24, SL 1.12, EL 0.22, PW 0.66.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.76, SL 1.10, EL 0.18, PW 0.42.

color Major: concolorous light brown.

Minor: body light brown, appendages a shade lighter.

Range Kempf (1972b) records wolfringiHNS from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Sao Paulo. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole wolfringi: casent0908212; paralectotype of Pheidole wolfringi: casent0908213

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