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Species: Pheidole sarcina   Forel, 1912 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole breviconus var. sarcina Forel, 1912g PDF: 230 (s.w.) BRAZIL (São Paulo). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype major workers, syntype minor workers (numbers not stated). Primary type locality: Brazil: São Paulo, Botucatu (Göldi). Primary type depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Wilson, 2003a: 748 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Ecuador
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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 sarcinaHNS Forel, new status

Pheidole breviconus var. sarcinaHNS Forel 1912g: 230.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology L sarcinaHNS, package, bundle, possibly alluding to frontal cephalic carinulae.

Diagnosis Similar in various traits to the species listed above, differing in the following combination.

Major: frontal lobes project for short distance as lobes, in side view; humerus obliquely subangulate and mesonotal convexity rightangulate in dorsal-oblique view; petiolar node tapers to a rounded point in side view; postpetiole spinose; shallow, narrow antennal scrobe present; carinulae originating on frontal lobes spread outward all the way to the occiput; occipital lobes smooth with scattered foveae; small rugoreticulum behind each antennal fossa; most of pronotal dorsum and propodeal dorsum carinulate. Minor: occiput narrow, with nuchal collar; all of posterior dorsum of head and almost all of mesonotal and propodeal dorsa "tigerstriped " with semicircular and transverse carinulae; propodeal spine reduced to denticle. Measurements (mm) Syntype major: HW 1.54, HL 1.54, SL 0.80, EL 0.18, PW 0.72. Syntype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.70, SL 0.82, EL 0.12, PW 0.46. Color Major: body medium reddish brown, appendages light reddish brown. Minor: head and mesosoma medium reddish brown; waist, gaster, and appendages light reddish brown.

Range Known from type locality, from other localities in Sao Paulo, and from near Bucay, Guayas, Ecuador (W. L. Brown).

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: syntype, major. Lower: syntype, minor. BRAZIL: Botucatu, Sao Paulo. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole sarcina: casent0908161, casent0908162

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