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Species: Pheidole androsana   Wheeler, 1905 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole androsana Wheeler, 1905c PDF: 90, fig. F (s.w.) BAHAMAS (Andros I.). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Wilson, 2003a: 653). Primary type locality: lectotype Bahamas: Andros I., Southern Bight, Fish Hawk Key, v.-vi.1904 (W.M. Wheeler). Primary type depository: AMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: AMNH. Type notes: Original description cites 2 syntype minor workers. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Wilson, 2003a: 653.
Status as species: Wheeler, 1913b PDF: 491; Mann, 1920b PDF: 426; Emery, 1922c PDF: 102; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 186; Bolton, 1995b: 317; Wilson, 2003a: 653 (redescription).
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bahamas, Dominican Republic
  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 androsana WheelerHNS

Pheidole androsana WheelerHNS 1905c: 90.

Types Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist.

Etymology Named after the type locality.

diagnosis A medium-large, reddish yellow (major) or yellowish brown (minor) member of the tristisHNS group.

Major: postpetiole carinulate; very low mesonotal convexity; shallow antennal scrobe; cephalic dorsum covered by carinulae that turn mesad near the occiput toward the midline to align themselves with the transverse carinulae of the occiput.

Minor: postpetiolar node bell-shaped; promesonotum covered by broken transverse carinulae; and mesonotal convexity absent.

Similar to alayoiHNS, cubaensisHNS, macromischoidesHNS, and naylaeHNS of Cuba, and to a lesser extent ursusHNS of Mexico, differing in many details, as illustrated.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.64, HL 1.88, SL 0.86, EL 0.22, PW 0.74. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.72, SL 0.82, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.

Color Major: most of body medium reddish yellow ("orange"); gaster light yellowish brown; antennae and legs yellow. Minor: body yellowish brown, appendages medium yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BAHAMAS: Andros Island. Scale bars = 1 mm.



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