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Species: Pheidole accinota   Wheeler, 1925 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole accinota Wheeler, 1925a PDF: 16 (s.w.) PERU. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Wilson, 2003a: 163). Primary type locality: lectotype Peru: Matucana, 7300 ft (C.T. Brues). Type depositories: MCZC, NHRS. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Type depositories: MCZC, NHRS. Type notes: 1) Original description cites 1 major worker, 8 minor workers as syntypes. 2) Wilson does not specify depository of lectotype. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Wilson, 2003a: 163.
Status as species: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 185; Bolton, 1995b: 316; Wilson, 2003a: 163 (redescription); Bezděčková et al., 2015 PDF: 118.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    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 accinota WheelerHNS

Pheidole accinota WheelerHNS 1925a: 16.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard; Roy. Mus. Stockholm.

etymology Unknown.

diagnosis A small, yellowish brown member of the diligensHNS group, with both major and minor further distinguished by a low mesonotal convexity, shallow metanotal depression in side view, and hence a more nearly cylindrical form of the mesosoma in side view than is usual for PheidoleHNS; small propodeal spines; sculpturing reduced to carinulae at eye level and anterior to it on the dorsal surface of the head; foveolation on the mesopleuron and propodeum; and with the remainder of the head and body smooth and shiny. The minor is also notable for its broad, concave occiput, lacking a nuchal collar. See also alpestrisHNS and quiaccanaHNS.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.90, HL 0.90, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.46. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.62, SL 0.62, EL 0.10, PW 0.36.

color Major and minor: head, mesosoma, and waist yellowish brown; gaster and appendages yellow. range Known only from the type locality. Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. PERU: Matucana, 2200 m (Charles T. Brues). Scale bars = 1 mm.



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