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Species: Pheidole deima   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole deima Wilson, 2003a: 252, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Guyana
  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 deimaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Gr deima, a fearful thing.

diagnosis A member of the distortaHNS group, characterized by the following combination of traits.

Major: central half of head in side view moderately concave; almost entire head, including genae and frontal lobes, strongly rugoreticulate; also, all of mesosoma and dorsum of petiolar node rugoreticulate; dorsum of postpetiolar node longitudinally carinulate; central section of anterior third of first gastral tergite striate; premesonotal profile weakly bilobed and overall symmetrical; propodeal spines robust, as long as the basal propodeal face.

Minor: all of posterior half of cephalic dorsum except for central strip rugoreticulate; pronotal dorsum rugoreticulate; central strip of anterior third of first gastral tergite striate; propodeal spines extremely long. measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.74, HL 1.92, SL 0.80, EL 0.20, PW 0.84. Paratype minor: HW 0.80, HL 0.84, SL 0.76, EL 0.16, PW 0.54.

Color Major: body dark brown, appendages medium brown except for tarsi, which are yellow. Minor: body medium brown, appendages light brown.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: World Wildlife Fund-U. S. Field Station, 90 km north of Manaus (H. G. Fowler). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex sifted litter, rotten wood.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 330 - 500 meters, 415 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1983-03-01 and 2009-01-01

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole deima: casent0627924, casent0627925, jtlc000016360, jtlc000016361

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