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Species: Pheidole gnomus   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole gnomus Wilson, 2003a: 642, figs. (s.) ECUADOR. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Ecuador: Pichincha, 3 km. from Tandari, 1300 m. (S. & J. Peck). Primary type depository: MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Ecuador
  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 gnomusHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology NL gnomusHNS, dwarf.

Diagnosis A member of the transversostriataHNS group, close to scoliocepsHNS, distinguished in the major by the broad band of transverse carinulae that cover the posterior half of the head, curving forward, with the most anterior carinulae ending at the eyes. Also in the major, the pronotum completely foveolate and opaque, with the anterior dorsal margins of the pronotum transversely carinulate. Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.84, HL 1.00, SL 0.44, EL 0.16, PW 0.44. color Major: body concolorous medium brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology The types were collected from a forested mountain ravine.

Figure Holotype, major. ECUADOR: Pichincha, 3 km from Tandari, 1300 m (Stewart B. and Jannila Kukalova-Peck). Scale bar = 1 mm.

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