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Species: Pheidole tetrica   Forel, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole tetrica Forel, 1913m PDF: 226 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL (Santa Catarina). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 1 (?) syntype major worker, syntype minor workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated). Primary type locality: Brazil: Santa Catarina, no. 15490 (H. von Ihering). Primary type depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Emery, 1922c PDF: 109; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 90; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 202; Bolton, 1995b: 331; Wilson, 2003a: 524 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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 tetricaHNS Forel

Pheidole tetricaHNS Forel 1913m: 226.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L tetricaHNS, harsh, forbidding, allusion unknown.

diagnosis Similar in various traits to tarchon and victimaHNS, differing as follows.

Major: dorsal surface of head, except for frontal triangle and midclypeus, completely covered with carinulae; pronotum covered by "wraparound" carinulae that circle the dorsum to travel along the lower lateral margin; in dorsal-oblique view propodeum descends anteriorly to metanotal groove through a steep face; propodeal spine almost half as long as propodeal basal face and almost vertical to it; postpetiole from above bluntly spinose.

Minor: widely spaced carinulae cover almost all the dorsal surface of the head, including occiput; center of mesopleuron and center of side of propodeum with longitudinal carinulae; occiput broad, lacking nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.08, HL 1.10, SL 0.62, EL 0.16, PW 0.52.

Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.62, SL 0.64, EL 0.12, PW 0.40.

color Major: concolorous yellow with faint reddish tinge.

Minor: concolorous yellow.

Range Recorded from Santa Catarina and Sao Paulo, Brazil (Kempf 1972b):

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: syntype, major. Lower: syntype, minor. BRAZIL: Ibirama, Santa Catarina. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole tetrica: casent0904398, casent0908298, casent0908299

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