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Species: Pheidole napoensis   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole napoensis Wilson, 2003a: 725, figs. (s.) ECUADOR. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Ecuador: Napo, 20 km.S Tena (S. & J. Peck). Primary type depository: MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Ecuador
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Comments:

J. Longino, 5 Nov 2021: Pheidole napoensis Wilson, known only from one major worker, looks identical to fullerae Wilson to me.

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 napoensisHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the Ecuadoran province of origin.

Diagnosis A striking, large member of the tristisHNS complex, similar to bellatrixHNS of Colombia and more distantly so to pepoHNS, rotundicepsHNS, sphaericaHNS, and subsphaericaHNS, variously from Colombia and Ecuador, and distinguished as follows.

Major: promesonotum in side view forms a very large hump towering over the propodeum; antennal scrobes present; humeri very broad and rugoreticulate; postpetiolar node conulate; a patch of rugoreticulum present behind and below the eye.

Minor: unknown.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.70, HL 1.70, SL 0.72, EL 0.20, PW 0.92. Color Major: body and mandibles very dark reddish brown, other appendages brownish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Unique holotype, major. ECUADOR: 20 kilometers south of Tena, Napo, 600 m (Stewart and Jarmila Kukalova-Peck). Scale bar = 1 mm.



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