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Species: Pheidole fimbriata   Roger, 1863 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole fimbriata Roger, 1863a PDF: 196 (s.) RIO PARAGUAY. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 2 syntype major workers. Primary type locality: “Rio Paraguay” (no further data). Primary type depository: MNHN (or perhaps MNHU). Type notes: Roger says the specimens are, “im Pariser Museum”, but Wilson, 2003a: 690, says they were not found. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1887 PDF: 598 (w.)
Status as species: Roger, 1863b PDF: 31; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 440; Mayr, 1870b PDF: 981 (in key); Mayr, 1887 PDF: 586 (in key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 90; Forel, 1895b PDF: 128; Emery, 1896h PDF: 625; Forel, 1899b PDF: 70; Forel, 1901m PDF: 62; Forel, 1905e PDF: 159; Emery, 1906c PDF: 141; Bruch, 1914 PDF: 220; Wheeler, 1915b PDF: 403; Mann, 1916 PDF: 439; Wheeler, 1916f PDF: 324; Santschi, 1916b PDF: 510; Emery, 1921c PDF: 81; Mann, 1922 PDF: 28; Wheeler, 1922e PDF: 8; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 78; Cole, 1937a PDF: 100; Kusnezov, 1952d PDF: 61 (in key); Kusnezov, 1953c PDF: 337; Kempf, 1961b PDF: 502; Kempf, 1965 PDF: 183; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 185; Bolton, 1995b: 321; Wilson, 2003a: 690 (redescription); LaPolla & Cover, 2005 PDF: 371; Wild, 2007b PDF: 34; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012 PDF: 259; Bezděčková et al., 2015 PDF: 119; Longino, 2019 PDF: 125; Serna et al., 2019 PDF: 948 (redescription).
Senior synonym of Pheidole diversa: Kempf, 1965 PDF: 183; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 185; Bolton, 1995b: 321; Wilson, 2003a: 690.
Senior synonym of Pheidole smithii (unnecessary replacement name): Kempf, 1965 PDF: 183; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 185; Bolton, 1995b: 321; Wilson, 2003a: 690.
Material of the unavailable name Pheidole fimbriata tucumana loretana referred here by Wilson, 2003a: 690.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Mexico to Argentina. Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands.


Natural History:

Inhabits mature wet forest.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole fimbriata   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 34, (download) 34 21367
Pheidole fimbriata   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 690, (download) 690 20017
Pheidole fimbriata nov. sp.  Roger, J., 1863, Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses, nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegeben Beschreibungen., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7, pp. 131-214: 196-197, (download) 196-197 4101
Pheidole fimbriata   Forel, A., 1905, Miscellanea myrmicologiques, II (1905)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 49, pp. 155-185: 159, (download) 159 4001

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 39 times found in mature wet forest, 23 times found in tropical rainforest, 16 times found in lowland wet forest, 9 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 10 times found in lowland rainforest, 6 times found in tropical wet forest, 9 times found in 2º tropical rainforest, 2 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in LOC, 8 times found in tropical moist forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 111 times ex sifted leaf litter, 39 times at bait, 5 times Hojarasca, 1 times nocturnal foragers, 1 times ground foragers, 2 times ex sifted litter, 1 times alate queens on road, 1 times forest leaf litter, 1 times nest, 1 times LeafLitter, 1 times in dead trunk, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 60 times miniWinkler, 46 times MaxiWinkler, 37 times baiting, 7 times Winkler, 9 times Search, 1 times Berlese/Winkler, 2 times direct collection, 2 times Search & Berles, 1 times bait, 1 times Berlese, 2 times Mini Winkler, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1150 meters, 320 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1932-10-15 00:00:00.0 and 2023-03-31 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0283061, casent0283240; syntype of Pheidole diversa: casent0901581, casent0901582; syntype of Pheidole fimbriata tucumana: casent0907762; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Pheidole fimbriata tucumana loretana: casent0913317, casent0913318

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