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Species: Pheidole euryscopa   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole euryscopa Wilson, 2003a: 415, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Colombia: Huila, Parque Nacional Cuevos de los Guacheros, 10 km. SE Palestina, 1900-2000 m. (C. Kugler & J. Hahn). 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

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Serna et al., 2019 PDF: 946 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia
  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 euryscopaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Gr euryscopaHNS, wide view, referring to the large, forward-placed eyes.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to albipesHNS, alticola, CamillaHNS, ebeninaHNS, hazenaeHNS, lustrataHNS, monteverdensisHNS, palenquensisHNS, and serviliaHNS, differing as follows.

Major: reddish yellow; eyes set well forward on head; long, curved, backward-directed propodeal spines; weakly cornulate pronotal humeri; weak mesonotal convexity; and mostly carinulate cephalic dorsum with smooth occiput. Minor: long, backward-directed propodeal spines.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 1.02, SL 0.56, EL 0.16, PW 0.46. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.60, SL 0.52, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

color Major: head and gaster medium reddish yellow with local patches of brownish tinge. Rest of body, and appendages, light to medium reddish yellow.

Minor: medium reddish yellow, appendages plain medium yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Parque Nacional Cuevas de los Guacheros, 10 km southeast of Palestina, Huila, 1900-2000 m (C. Kugler and J. Hahn). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1978-01-15 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole euryscopa: casent0644198, jtlc000016371

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