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Species: Pheidole dea   Santschi, 1921 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole dea Santschi, 1921c PDF: 115 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype minor worker (by designation of Fischer et al., 2012 PDF: 22). Primary type locality: lectotype Democratic Republic of Congo (“Congo belge”): Lugombe (Gérard). Primary type depository: NMHB. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: NMHB. Type notes: Original description cites 2 minor workers. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Fischer et al., 2012 PDF: 22.
Status as species: Santschi, 1923e PDF: 277; Santschi, 1930a PDF: 59; Santschi, 1939b PDF: 243; Bolton, 1995b: 320; Fischer et al., 2012 PDF: 22 (redescription); Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 214.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole dea   Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295: 277, (download) 277 3603
Pheidole dea nov. sp.  Santschi, F., 1921, Quelques nouveaux formicides africains., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 61, pp. 113-122: 115-116, (download) 115-116 3686
Pheidole dea   Santschi, F., 1930, Description de formicides éthiopiens nouveaux ou peu connus. V., Bulletin et Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belge 70, pp. 49-77: 59, (download) 59 3641

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in thicket woodland, 1 times found in primary rainforest habitat, 1 times found in primary forest habitat, 1 times found in rainforet, 1 times found in sous luniperus.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times leaf litter, 1 times under rotten log, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Winkler leaf litter extraction, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 4 0m, 1 times Survey No 2, Sample 180, pitfall trap, Transect No. 1, 300m, 1 times Tamisage.

Elevations: collected from 907 - 2500 meters, 1559 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1953-08-17 00:00:00.0 and 2009-01-11 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0283446, casent0283486; syntype of Pheidole dea: casent0913299, casent0913300

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