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Species: Pheidole glomericeps   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole glomericeps Wilson, 2003a: 429, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO (Chiapas). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Mexico: Chiapas, 10 km. S Palenque (W.P. Mackay). Primary type depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paratype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depository: MCZC. Type notes: Details of paratype castes and their numbers are not given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Mexico, Costa Rica.


Natural History:

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 glomericepsHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L glomericepsHNS, spherical head.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to exiguaHNS, moffettiHNS, nanaHNS, nuculicepsHNS, orbicaHNS, rudigenisHNS, sculptiorHNS, and styraxHNS, differing as follows.

Major: outline of head in full-face view circular; antennal scrobes present, anterior fourth of pronotal dorsum, as well as space between eye and antennal fossa, rugoreticulate; promesonotal profile elevated and strongly convex; mesonotal convexity subangulate in side view; petiolar node tapered at apex to a blunt point; postpetiole from above trapezoidal; almost all of mesosoma foveolate. Minor: eye small and elliptical; promesonotal profile semicircular; occiput broad and weakly concave; petiolar node tapers to point at apex; all of head and mesosoma foveolate.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.80, HL 0.80, SL 0.44, EL 0.10, PW 0.38. Paratype minor: HW 0.40, HL 0.44, SL 0.42, EL 0.04, PW 0.24. Color Major and minor: concolorous yellow.

range Known from the type locality and from near Turrialba, Cartago Prov., Costa Rica, 550 m.

Biology Collected at a bait in a subterranean trap (W. P. MacKay).

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. MEXICO: 10 km south of Palenque, Chiapas (William P. MacKay). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 29 times found in tropical rainforest, 25 times found in lowland rainforest, 10 times found in tropical wet forest, 5 times found in tropical moist forest, 6 times found in mature wet forest, 3 times found in wet forest, 5 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in tropical moist forest at night, 1 times found in mature rainforest, near pasture edge, small stream through forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 72 times ex sifted leaf litter, 16 times at bait, 1 times ex log/stump, 1 times ex sifted litter, 1 times Ex sifted leaf litter., 1 times at ground bait.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 50 times MiniWinkler, 16 times Baiting, 17 times MaxiWinkler, 6 times Winkler, 1 times Night MiniWinkler, 1 times Bait.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 920 meters, 349 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1982-03-31 00:00:00.0 and 2019-06-29 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole glomericeps: jtlc000016390

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