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Species: Pheidole zeteki   Smith, 1947 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole (Decapheidole) zeteki Smith, 1947h PDF: 194 (w.) PANAMA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wilson, 2003A: 554.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: French Guiana, Panama, Peru
  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 zeteki M. R. SmithHNS

Pheidole zeteki M. R. SmithHNS 1947h: 194.

Types Nat. Mus. Nat. Hist. U. S.; Mus Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after James Zetek, early biologist of the Barro Colorado Field Station.

Diagnosis A member of the perpusillaHNS group (very small, with 10-segmented antennae), close to perpusillaHNS, and distinguished as follows.

Major: anterior half of dorsum of head mostly covered by longitudinal carinulae, and posterior half foveolate and opaque; propodeal spines long and backward-directed; dorsum of postpetiolar node and anterior half of central strip of first gastral tergite foveolate and opaque.

Minor: all of head and mesosoma foveolate and opaque.

Measurements (mm) Major (Trinidad): HW 0.66, HL 0.66, SL 0.34, EL 0.08, PW 0.34. Minor (Trinidad): HW 0.32, HL 0.36, SL 0.30, EL 0.06, PW 0.24. Color Major: concolorous medium yellow. Minor: concolorous light reddish yellow.

Range Known from single collections on Barro Colorado, Panama; Morne Bleu, Northern Range and the Blanchiseusse Road, Trinidad; Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador; and Cuzco Amazonico, near Maldonado, Peru.

Biology The colony found on the Blanchiseusse Road in Trinidad was in montane rainforest, nesting in a very decayed log (Stefan Cover, collection notes).

figure Upper: major. Lower: minor. TRINIDAD: Blanchiseusse Road, 10 km marker. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times leaf litter, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Berlese, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 200 meters, 97 meters average

Type specimens:

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