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Species: Pheidole rugosa   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole rugosa Smith, 1858a PDF: 175 (s.) SRI LANKA. Indomalaya. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Sri Lanka (“Ceylon”): (no further data) (no collector’s name). Primary type depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Sri Lanka
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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

13. Pheidole rugosaHNS. B.M.

Worker. Length 3 1/2 lines.- - Ferruginous and very pubescent: the head very large, deeply emarginate behind and with a deeply impressed central channel, extending to the anterior margin of the face; the head and thorax closely and coarsely punctured, the latter narrowed behind, and deeply strangulated between the meso- and metathorax, the latter armed with two acute spines, and obliquely truncate. Abdomen ovate; the first segment with a number of fine longitudinal carinae, which intermingle at its base, but run parallel at its apex; the following segments more faintly carinate.

Hab. Ceylon.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole rugosa: casent0901525

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