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Species: Pheidole brunnescens   Santschi, 1929 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole bruchi var. brunnescens Santschi, 1929d PDF: 285 (s.) BRAZIL (Paraná). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Brazil: Paraná, Rio Negro (Reichensperger). Primary type depository: NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Pheidole bruchi: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 188; Bolton, 1995b: 318.
Status as species: Wilson, 2003a: 669 (redescription).
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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 brunnescensHNS Santschi, new status

Pheidole bruchi var. brunnescensHNS Santschi 1929d: 285.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology ML brunnescensHNS, dusky, brown.

diagnosis Similar in various ways to balzaniHNS, exarataHNS, excubitorHNS, fabricatorHNS, germainiHNS, hispaniolaeHNS, nigellaHNS, prattorumHNS, sabinaHNS, sarpedonHNS, tristisHNS, tristopsHNS, and unicornisHNS, distinguished as follows.

Major: pronotal dorsum longitudinally carinulate, with carinulae near midline straight and those near margin curving; head in full-face view subrectangular, the posterior half of dorsal face smooth and shiny and anterior half carinulate; humerus in dorsaloblique view low and rounded; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped. Minor: unknown.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.56, HL 1.70, SL 0.80, EL 0.20, PW 0.92.

color Major: body light reddish brown, mandibles medium reddish brown, other appendages yellow.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Unique holotype, major. BRAZIL: Rio Negro, Parana. (Minor unknown.) Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole brunnescens: casent0913282

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