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Species: Pheidole brevicona   Mayr, 1887 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pheidole breviconus Mayr, 1887 PDF: 585 (s., 601 w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidole kraepelini: Wilson, 2003a: 667
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
    Europe: Germany
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical, Palearctic

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 breviconaHNS Mayr

Pheidole breviconus MayrHNS 1887: 585. Syn.: Pheidole kraepeliniHNS Forel 190lm: 79, n. syn.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Wien.

Etymology L breviconaHNS, short cone, allusion unknown.

Diagnosis A heavily sculptured member of the tristisHNS group notable for the extensive rugoreticulation over much of the body in both the major and minor. Most similar to bambusarumHNS (but also compare aperHNS, dyctiotaHNS, laeviventrisHNS, lutziHNS, risiiHNS, rugatulaHNS, senilisHNS, sigillataHNS, trachydermaHNS, and trainiHNS), differing in the major by the mostly smooth and shiny venter of the head, carinulate (as opposed to mostly rugoreticulate) vertex, the mostly smooth side of the pronotum, and the cone-shaped (as opposed to oval) postpetiolar node; larger size; and darker color.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.72, HL 1.78, SL 0.92, EL 0.24, PW 0.84. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.74, HL 0.84, SL 0.92, EL 0.14, PW 0.50.

Color Major: body and mandibles medium reddish brown, legs and antennae light reddish brown. Minor: body medium reddish brown, appendages brownish yellow.

Range Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina states, Brazil.

Biology Unknown.

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in orchideen, 1 times in Orchideen n. Hamb imp, 1 times in Orchideen (n. Hamb. gebr).

Collect Date Range: collected on 2011-01-01

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole brevicona: casent0916052; paralectotype of Pheidole brevicona: casent0916053; syntype of Pheidole kraepelini: casent0904336, casent0908100, casent0908101

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