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Species: Pheidole boliviana   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pheidole boliviana Wilson, 2003a: 380, figs. (s.w.) BOLIVIA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype major worker. Primary type locality: Bolivia: Santa Cruz, Las Gamas, P.N. Noel Kempff Mercado, 14°48’S, 60°28’W, 700 m. (P.S. Ward). Primary type depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paratype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depository: MCZC. Type notes: Details of paratype castes and their numbers are not given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole mincana: Longino, 2009 PDF: 17.
Senior synonym of Pheidole scitula: Longino, 2009 PDF: 17.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica, Colombia, Bolivia.


This species occurs in wet to moist forest habitats, from sea level to 800m elevation. Collections have been from second growth vegetation and a coffee plantation. Nests are in the low arboreal zone, within a meter or two of the ground but not in the leaf litter on the forest floor. Nests have been found in a small diameter dead stick and under loose bark of larger rotting trees.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole boliviana new species  Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 380, (download) 380 20017
Pheidole boliviana   Longino, J. T., 2009, Additions to the taxonomy of New World Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2181, pp. 1-90: 16-17, (download) 16-17 22820

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in moist forest, 3 times found in mature moist forest, 1 times found in moist forest and second growth veg., 2 times found in 2nd growth moist forest, 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Second growth vegetation with isolated tall trees, 1 times found in Roadside in second growth veg., 1 times found in 2nd growth moist forest/pasture edge, 1 times found in TerraFirme, 1 times found in wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times at bait, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times under loose bark, 1 times under loose bark dead wood, 1 times nest in 3cm dead section of woody shrub, 1 times ex sifted litter, 1 times on Triplaris melaenodendron, 1 times on extrafloral nectaries of Passiflora pittieri, 1 times on extrafloral nectaries, 1 times LeafLitter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times bait, 3 times Winkler, 2 times search, 1 times maxiWinkler, 1 times Winkler48h.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1070 meters, 673 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1976-10-10 00:00:00.0 and 2022-01-17 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: holotype major Pheidole scitula: inbiocri002279922; paratype Pheidole boliviana: casent0624226, casent0624227, jtlc000016330; paratype Pheidole mincana: casent0624228, casent0624229, jtlc000016454; paratype Pheidole scitula: casent0624230, casent0624231, inbiocri002279912, inbiocri002279913

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