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Species: Pheidole pulchella   Santschi, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole pulchella Santschi, 1910c PDF: 360 (w.) CONGO. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype minor workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Congo (“Congo français”): Brazzaville, 1907 (A. Weiss). Primary type depository: NHMB (perhaps also in MNHN). Type notes: Fischer et al., 2012 PDF: 33, cite 2 major and 4 minor workers. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as putchella by Emery, 1921c PDF: 89.]
Status as species: Emery, 1921c PDF: 89; Wheeler, 1922: 818; Santschi, 1930a PDF: 59; Santschi, 1939b PDF: 242; Bolton, 1995b: 328; Fischer et al., 2012 PDF: 33 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m.

Elevations: collected from 375 - 600 meters, 503 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1907-03-26 00:00:00.0 and 2011-03-06 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0738965; paratype of Pheidole niapuana: rmcaent000017754, rmcaent000017755; Syntype: sam-ent-011652; syntype of Pheidole pulchella: casent0913402, casent0913403, casent0917782; syntype of Pheidole pulchella achantella: casent0913404; type of Pheidole pulchella: focol1345

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