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Species: Pheidole psammophila   Creighton & Gregg, 1955 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole psammophila Creighton & Gregg, 1955 PDF: 15, figs. 4, 5 (s.w.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: U.S.A.: California, Imperial County, 5 mi. E Greys Well (W.S. Creighton). Primary type depository: FMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 15 paratype major workers, 32 paratype minor workers. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depositories: FMNH, LACM, MCZC, USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Smith, 1958c PDF: 123; Gregg, 1959 PDF: 12 (in key); Hunt & Snelling, 1975 PDF: 21; Smith, 1979: 1372; Snelling & George, 1979: 107; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 42 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 328; Wilson, 2003a: 593 (redescription); Ward, 2005 PDF: 66.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:


Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole psammophila   Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 593, (download) 593 20017
Pheidole psammophila   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in sand dunes, 1 times found in desert woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times nest in sand, 1 times crater nest in sand, 1 times in sand dune, 1 times in sand at base of dunes.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times hand collecting.

Elevations: collected from 45 - 226 meters, 82 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1948-04-26 00:00:00.0 and 2014-04-18 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype: fmnhins0000062690; Not Provided: casent0339744; Paratype: fmnhins0000058308, fmnhins0000062772, fmnhins0000062773, fmnhins0000062774, fmnhins0000062775

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