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Species: Pheidole mera   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pheidole mera Wilson, 2003a: 452, figs. (s.w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Guatemala, Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

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 meraHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard-

Etymology L meraHNS, pure, unadulterated, referring to the color.

diagnosis A medium-sized yellow species whose major has an elongate head, shallow scrobes, deep occipital cleft, semicircular promesonotal profile, and comulate postpetiole. Similar to castaHNS, but the meraHNS major differs in its carinulate and deeply cleaved occiput, oblique orientation of the carinulae mesad to the eyes, and more bulbous promesonotal profile.

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.80, HL 0.94, SL 0.42, EL 0.14, PW 0.50. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.46, SL 0.38, EL 0.08, PW 0.26. Color Major and minor: concolorous clear yellow.

range Central and southern Texas (Cameron, Hidalgo, and Travis counties).

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. TEXAS: La Feria, Cameron Co. (W. S. Creighton). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mesquite woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times column on ground.

Elevations: collected at 30 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1966-01-07 00:00:00.0 and 1984-12-13 00:00:00.0

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