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Species: Pheidole sofia   Salata & Fisher, 2020 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole sofia Salata & Fisher, 2020b 10.3897/zookeys.949.51269 PDF: 143, figs. 54A-F, 64L, 67D (s.w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Madagascar: Mahajanga, Region Sofia, Bemanevika, -14.32826, 48.58406, 1657 m., 17.i.2015, BLF35790 (B.L. Fisher, et al.). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0705626. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paratype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depository: CASC. Secondary type specimen: CASENT0923280. AntCat AntWiki
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in montane ravine forest, 1 times found in urban/garden.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 16 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times ground nest.

Elevations: collected from 390 - 1657 meters, 1119 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2005-11-29 00:00:00.0 and 2017-01-07 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole sofia: casent0134187, casent0705626; paratype of Pheidole sofia: casent0923280



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