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Species: Pheidole angusta   Forel, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole angusta Forel, 1908 PDF: 373 (s.w.) BRAZIL (São Paulo). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Wilson, 2003a: 167). Primary type locality: lectotype Brazil: São Paulo (H. von Ihering). Primary type depository: MHNG. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Wilson, 2003a: 167.
Status as species: Luederwaldt, 1918 PDF: 43; Emery, 1922c PDF: 104; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 78; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 186; Bolton, 1995b: 317; Wilson, 2003a: 167 (redescription).
Senior synonym of Pheidole angusta idulis: Wilson, 2003a: 167.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 angustaHNS Forel

Pheidole angustaHNS Forel 1908h: 373. Syn.: Pheidole angusta r. idulisHNS Forel 1912g: 235, n. syn.

types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

etymology L angustaHNS, narrow, allusion unknown.

diagnosis A yellow, long-scaped member of the diligensHNS group similar to longiscapaHNS, differing as follows. Major: dorsal surface of head with sparse long hairs, some longer than Eye Length; antennal scape approaching occipital corner within less than its own maximum width; carinulae of head not extending posteriorly beyond eyes; apex of petiolar node tapering to a near point in side view.

Minor: pilosity of dorsal surface of head and promesonotum sparse, long, some hairs longer than Eye Length; humerus in dorsaloblique view denticulate; petiolar node in side view tapered almost to a blunt point; occiput with nuchal collar. Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.12, HL 1.14, SL 0.84, EL 0.18, PW 0.52. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.74, SL 0.86, EL 0.14, PW 0.40. Color Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow. Range Recorded from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Ipiranga, Sao Paulo. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in montane shrubs.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected at 1200 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1891-09-07 00:00:00.0 and 2017-10-29 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole angusta: casent0908214; paralectotype of Pheidole angusta: casent0908215; syntype of Pheidole angusta idulis: casent0908216, casent0908217

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