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Species: Pheidole ruida   Wilson, 2003 

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Pheidole harrisonfordi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole ruida Wilson, 2003a: 499, figs. (s.w.) PANAMA (Barro Colorado I.). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Panama: Barro Colorado I. (W.L. Brown & E.S. McCluskey). 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

Status as species: LaPolla & Cover, 2005 PDF: 371.
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  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/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 ruidaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology L ruidaHNS, rough, referring to the heavy sculpturing of the head.

Diagnosis A small species, with medium to dark brown major and minor; major with completely sculptured cephalic dorsum, including rugoreticulate occiput, smoothly semicircular promesonotal profde, and relatively long propodeal spine. Similar to ceibanaHNS of Honduras but differing in many details of sculpture, including the completely foveolate head dorsum and promesonotum of the minor, and longer propodeal spine.

See also the somewhat less similar harrisonfordiHNS, lemniscaHNS, peltastesHNS, sospesHNS, verriculaHNS, and xystonHNS.

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.74, HL 0.78, SL 0.36, EL 0.10, PW 0.38.

Paratype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.42, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.26.

color Major: body medium to dark brown, appendages brownish yellow.

Minor: body medium brown, appendages brownish yellow.

Range Costa Rica and Panama.

Biology On Panama, in lowland tropical evergreen forest of Barro Colorado Island (W. L. Brown and E. L. McCluskey). In Costa Rica, both Atlantic and Pacific slopes up to 1600 m, in mature wet forest, including cloud forest at higher elevations, where it occurs in leaf litter on the forest floor and can be drawn to baits (J. T. Longino 1997).

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PANAMA: Barro Colorado Island (W. L. Brown and E. S. McCluskey). Scale bars = 1 mm.

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