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Species: Pheidole mackayi   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pheidole mackayi Wilson, 2003a: 448, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Longino, 2009 PDF: 52
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Mexico (Chiapas).


This species occurs in disturbed habitats in seasonally dry climates, from 700-1400m elevation. The few collections, minor and major workers, have been from baits.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole mackayi   Longino, J. T., 2009, Additions to the taxonomy of New World Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2181, pp. 1-90: 52-54, (download) 52-54 22820
Pheidole mackayi new species  Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 448, (download) 448 20017

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in scrubby dry for., stream edge, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in mesophil forest, 1 times found in 2º mesophil forest, 1 times found in slashed and burned area.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times at bait, 1 times vienna sausage bait.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times bait, 4 times Baiting.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1340 meters, 915 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1988-06-02 00:00:00.0 and 2016-07-16 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: holotype Pheidole mackayi: mcztype34266

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