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Species: Pheidole providens   (Sykes, 1835) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Atta providens Sykes, 1835 PDF: 103, pl. 13, fig. 5 (s.) INDIA (Maharashtra). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype major workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: India: vic. Poona (W.H. Sykes). Primary type depository: unknown (no type material known to exist). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Oecodoma: Jerdon, 1851 PDF: 108.
Combination in Pheidole: Westwood, 1839a PDF: 219; Smith, 1858a PDF: 173.
[Note: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 220 (footnote) suggests that this name may be synonymous with Pheidole indica, as does Emery, 1921c PDF: 91.]
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India, Iran
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Palearctic

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Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum

2. Pheidole providensHNS.

Atta providens, SykesHNS, Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. i. 103. pl. 13. f. 5,

5 a-d [[worker]]. Pheidole providens, WestwHNS. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. vi. 87 (1841). Oecodoma providensHNS, Jerdon, Madr. Journ. Lit.& Sc. 108 (1851); Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 2. xiii. 50. 8 (1854).

Hab. India (Poona).

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