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Species: Pheidole fabricator   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Atta fabricator Smith, 1858a PDF: 167 (s.) BRAZIL (Rio de Janeiro). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Brown, 1981 PDF: 528). Primary type locality: lectotype Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, “57/63” (H. Clark). Primary type depository: BMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: BMNH. Type notes: Original syntype series consisted of major and minor workers, queens and males. Brown, 1981 PDF: 528, pointed out that the type series was mixed, consisting in part of a Solenopsis species (see CASENT0901617). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Brown, 1981 PDF: 528.
[Unjustified emendation of spelling to fabricatrix: Schulz, 1906 PDF: 155.]
Combination in Pheidole: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 360
Status as species: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 396; Mayr, 1886c PDF: 360; Mayr, 1887 PDF: 592 (in key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 90; Forel, 1895b PDF: 127; Forel, 1911e PDF: 304; Luederwaldt, 1918 PDF: 44; Emery, 1922c PDF: 104; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 81; Eidmann, 1936a PDF: 39; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 190; Brown, 1981 PDF: 528; Brandão, 1991 PDF: 370; Bolton, 1995b: 321; Wilson, 2003a: 688 (redescription); Serna et al., 2019 PDF: 947 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole fabricator   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 688, (download) 688 20017
Pheidole fabricator   Forel, A., 1911, Ameisen des Herrn Prof. v. Ihering aus Brasilien (Sao Paulo usw.) nebst einigen anderen aus Südamerika und Afrika (Hym.)., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1911, pp. 285-312: 304, (download) 304 4029

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1971-05-18 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Atta nigriventris: casent0901612; syntype of Pheidole fabricator: casent0901611; type of Atta fabricator: casent0901617

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