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Species: Pheidole lemur   Forel, 1912 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole lemur Forel, 1912g PDF: 225 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL (Pará). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Wilson, 2003a: 204). Primary type locality: lectotype Brazil: Pará (Göldi). Primary type depository: MHNG. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: MHNG. Type notes: Original description also includes a syntype queen but there is no indication of the total number of syntypes. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Wilson, 2003a: 204.
Status as species: Emery, 1922c PDF: 104; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 85; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 195; Bolton, 1995b: 324; Wilson, 2003a: 204 (redescription).
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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 lemurHNS Forel

Pheidole lemurHNS Forel 1912g: 225.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

etymology L lemurHNS, ghost, shade of the departed, possibly alluding to the pale color of both castes.

Diagnosis A small, yellow member of the diligensHNS group whose major is notable for its long propodeal spines, very sparse pilosity, mostly smooth and shiny body surface (but with partially shagreened first gastral segment), and small patch of rugoreticulum mesad to each eye. Similar to triconstrictaHNS but with bilobous (not trilobous) promesonotal profile in dorsal-oblique view and in other details of body form and sculpture. See also diligensHNS and radoszkowskiiHNS.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.96, HL 0.90, SL 0.80, EL 0.14, PW 0.48. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.64, SL 0.84, EL 0.12, PW 0.34.

Color Major: concolorous yellow, with the head and mesosoma a shade darker than the waist, gaster, and appendages.

Minor: concolorous yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Belem, Para. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1894-12-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole lemur: casent0908222; paralectotype of Pheidole lemur: casent0908223

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