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Species: Pheidole bos   Forel, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Pheidole bos Forel, 1893f PDF: 463 (s.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype (?) major worker. Primary type locality: Australia: Western Australia, Fremantle (J.J. Walker). Primary type depository: MHNG. Type notes: No indication of number of specimens is given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1902j PDF: 432 (w.q.)
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Chenopod shrubland, 1 times found in Coastal dune, white sand, 1 times found in Coastal scrubland, white sand times found in Heathland, 1 times found in Laterite heathland, 1 times found in Mallee woodland; light soil/clay, 1 times found in Mixed native/exotic veg., rural - near urban development, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Sandfire claypan, 1 times found in Tall forest (E. diversicolor), ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times On ground, 3 times Nest, 4 times Ex lawn/gravel drive, 1 times Ground nest, 2 times soil, 2 times Limestone path, 1 times Various nests and foraging, 1 times Under leaf and twig litter, 1 times Next to railway line, 1 times Among Allocasuarina twig litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Pitfall, 3 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected at 1320 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1936-12-01 00:00:00.0 and 2016-12-24 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole ampla perthensis: casent0908011, casent0908012; syntype of Pheidole bos: casent0901546, casent0908029, casent0908030; syntype of Pheidole pyriformis: antweb1008221

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