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Species: Pheidole alticola   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole alticola Wilson, 2003a: 368, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Colombia: Huila, Parque Nacional Cuevos de los Guacheros, 10 km. SE Palestina, 1900-2000 m. (C. Kugler & J. Hahn). 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: Serna et al., 2019 PDF: 920 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia
  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 alticolaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology l alticolaHNS, dweller of high places, alluding to the type locality.

diagnosis a medium-sized, brown member of the flavensHNS group with contrasting yellow legs. Very similar to euryscopaHNS, which occurs at the same locality, and especially in its large, forward-placed eye and curved, backward-directed propodeal spines, but differing in the major in important details of pronotal form and sculpturing, extent of smooth area at and forward of the occiput, and in color.

See also the less similar albipesHNS, ebeninaHNS, hazenaeHNS, hedlundorumHNS, lustrataHNS, monteverdensisHNS, palenquensisHNS, and serviliaHNS.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.84, HL 1.00, SL 0.48, EL 0.14, PW 0.42.

Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.58, SL 0.50, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

Color Major and minor: body medium brown, appendages dark yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype minor. COLOMBIA: Parque Nacional Cuevas de Ias Guacheros, 10 km southeast of Palestina, 1900-2000 m (Charles Kugler and J. Hahn). Scale bars = 1 mm.

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