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Species: Pheidole barbata   Wheeler, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole barbata Wheeler, 1908h PDF: 448 (s.w.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 1 syntype major worker, syntype minor workers (number not stated, “a number”). Primary type locality: U.S.A.: California, nr Needles, Mojave desert (W.M. Wheeler). Primary type depositories: AMNH, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole barbata   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 560, (download) 560 20017
Pheidole barbata   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in sonoran desert, 1 times found in coarse sand.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times crater nest, 1 times nest in sand, 1 times colony in soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection, 1 times hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 37 - 1055 meters, 589 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1952-04-11 00:00:00.0 and 2003-08-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0283224, casent0283401

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