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Species: Pheidole jaculifera   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole jaculifera Wilson, 2003a: 306, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL (Amazonas). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Brazil: Amazonas, vic. Benjamin Constant (no collector’s name). 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
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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 jaculiferaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L jaculiferaHNS, javelin-bearer, referring to the long, slender propodeal spines.

diagnosis A small, light brown member of the fallaxHNS group with extremely long propodeal spines, exceptionally long scapes, and with almost all of the mesosoma foveolate and opaque, in both major and minor.

Similar to ajaxHNS, fioriiHNS, hectorHNS, and lourothiHNS, but differing in many details of body form, sculpturing, and pilosity, as illustrated.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 0.96, SL 0.88, EL 0.20, PW 0.50.

Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.66, SL 0.84, EL 0.16, PW 0.36.

COLOR Major: body concolorous light brown, appendages yellowish brown.

Minor: body concolorous light brown, appendages yellowish brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: vicinity of Benjamin Constant, Amazonas. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1962-09-18 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole jaculifera: jtlc000016416; Paratype Pheidole jaculifera Wilson 2003: casent0645806, casent0645807

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