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Species: Pheidole gulo   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole gulo Wilson, 2003a: 295, figs. (s.w.) NICARAGUA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Nicaragua: Rio Kukra (I. Perfecto). 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

Taxonomic history

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
  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 guloHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L guloHNS, glutton, wolverine.

diagnosis A member of the fallaxHNS group somewhat similar to cockerelliHNS and perpilosaHNS (see also the less similar species listed with them), but easily distinguished as follows.

Major: yellow; almost entire dorsal and lateral surfaces of head rugoreticulate, including frontal lobes, as illustrated; almost all of mesosoma and waist foveolate and opaque; pronotal dorsum in addition rugoreticulate; dorsa of petiolar and postpetiolar nodes in addition faintly carinulate; anterior fringe of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened; pronotal profile in dorsal-oblique view bilobous; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped.

Minor: yellow; dorsal surface of head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque; anterior strip of pronotal dorsum rugulose; occiput narrowed but at most with a very thin nuchal collar; mesonotal convexity very prominent. Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.46, HL 1.52, SL 1.00, EL 0.22, PW 0.76. Paratype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.74, SL 1.00, EL 0.16, PW 0.44.

Color Major: body medium reddish yellow ("orange"), appendages light reddish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. NICARAGUA: Rio Kukra (Ivette Perfecto). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 76 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 64 times found in montane rainforest, 49 times found in mesophil forest, 19 times found in lowland rainforest, 26 times found in tropical rainforest, 23 times found in montane wet forest, 19 times found in tropical moist forest, 20 times found in mesophyll forest, 12 times found in 2º wet forest, 22 times found in lowland wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 302 times at bait, 69 times ex sifted leaf litter, 17 times beating vegetation, 3 times nest in soil, 1 times nest in road bank, 4 times nest, 1 times nest under dead wood, 3 times forest litter, 2 times at bait nr stream edge, 1 times nest in clay bank, on tree fern times night hike, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 303 times Baiting, 50 times MiniWinkler, 12 times search, 13 times MaxiWinkler, 17 times Beating, 6 times Berlese, 3 times Winkler, 2 times bait, 1 times YPT, 1 times FIT, 1 times Malaise, ...

Elevations: collected from 40 - 2125 meters, 869 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1991-05-24 00:00:00.0 and 2016-06-13 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole gulo: jtlc000016397

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