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Species: Pheidole anima   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole anima Wilson, 2003a: 168, figs. (s.w.) HONDURAS. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Honduras: Francisco Morazán, Minas Las Animas, above Valle de Angeles (W.L. Brown). 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

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Honduras
  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 animaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the type locality.

Diagnosis A brown member of the diligensHNS group distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: posterior half of cephalic dorsum smooth; rugoreticular patches present mesad of eyes; outer (lateral) fourths of frontal lobes longitudinally carinulate; anterior strip of pronotum, all of mesopleuron, and part of sides of propodeum carinulate; promesonotum profile bilobate; mesosoma bare of pilosity.

Minor: mesopleuron and anterior half of side of propodeum rugulose; a few carinulae on dorsal surface of head, including margins of

frontal lobes; rest of body smooth and shiny; occiput semicircular, with no nuchal collar.

Similar in various traits to diligensHNS, gagatesHNS, nubilaHNS, piceonigraHNS, radoszkowskiiHNS, stigmaHNS, and triconstrictaHNS.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.00, SL 0.82, EL 0.20, PW 0.52.

Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.64, SL 0.74, EL 0.14, PW 0.38.

color Major and minor: body medium to dark brown, appendages light brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology The type colony was found in a piece of rotten wood in a forested ravine.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. HONDURAS: Minas Las Animas, above Valle de Angeles, Francisco Morazan, 1580 m (William L. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in ravine forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times rotten wood.

Elevations: collected at 1580 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 1979-03-25 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole anima: casent0610102, jtlc000016321

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