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Species: Pheidole gouldi   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole gouldi Forel, 1886b PDF: xlii (s.w.q.m.) GUATEMALA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype major workers, syntype minor workers, syntype queen(s), syntype males (numbers not stated). Primary type locality: Guatemala: Antigua (sexuals dated 23.xii.1881) (Stoll). Primary type depositories: MCZC, MHNG. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

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

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica, Guatemala (type locality), Honduras, Mexico. Costa Rica: northwestern lowlands.


Natural History:

This species occurs in open areas in the seasonally dry habitats. It occurs along roadsides, and in scrubby xeric habitats in Santa Rosa National Park (e.g., ridge above Playa Naranjo) and Palo Verde. It is a generalist forager, and comes to tuna baits.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole gouldi   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 294, (download) 294 20017
Pheidole gouldi   Forel, A., 1911, Ameisen des Herrn Prof. v. Ihering aus Brasilien (Sao Paulo usw.) nebst einigen anderen aus Südamerika und Afrika (Hym.)., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1911, pp. 285-312: 304, (download) 304 4029

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in 2nd growth dry forest, 5 times found in tropical dry forest, 2 times found in xeric scrub, 1 times found in grassy slope, 3 times found in roadside vegetation, 2 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in dry oak woodland, 1 times found in Roadside in second growth veg., 3 times found in scrubby dry forest, 1 times found in scrubby xeric vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times at bait, 3 times nest in soil, 1 times foragers on vertical bank, 2 times foragers, 4 times beating vegetation, 4 times at bait on ground, 3 times ex ground, 2 times strays, 1 times on ground, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times nest in ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 21 times search, 2 times bait, 5 times Baiting, 4 times Beating, 1 times direct collection, 1 times sweep.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1930 meters, 595 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1891-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2012-08-07 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0717282; syntype of Pheidole gouldi: casent0905770, casent0908097, casent0908098, casent0917773; type of Pheidole gouldi: focol0629, focol0628-1, focol0628-2

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