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Species: Pheidole capensis   Mayr, 1862 

Classification:
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See Also:

Pheidole capensis dregei, Pheidole capensis modestior, Pheidole capensis reddersbergensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Pheidole capensis Mayr, 1862 PDF: 746 (s.w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1913a PDF: 130 (q.).
Revived status as species: Forel, 1913a PDF: 130; Arnold, 1920a PDF: 441.
Current subspecies: nominal plus P. c. dregei, P. c. modestior, P. c. reddersbergensis.

Taxon Page Images:

© Philip Herbst; Welgemoed, Cape Town

// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ghana, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pheidole capensis   Emery, C., 1915, Les Pheidole du groupe megacephala (Formicidae)., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 4, pp. 223-250: 246, (download) 246 3875
Pheidole capensis n. sp.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 746-747, (download) 746-747 4445
Pheidole pusilla   Emery, C., 1915, Les Pheidole du groupe megacephala (Formicidae)., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 4, pp. 223-250: 226-231, (download) 226-231 3875
Pheidole capensis   Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154: 134, (download) 134 4387

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Regenerated mesic montane fynbos flat land, 3 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos, 2 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos on flat land, 2 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos on NE rocky slope, 4 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos on sandstone, 1 times found in Regenerated mesic montane fynbos E slope, 1 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos - E facing slope, 1 times found in Fynbos - broad-leaved valley bush, 1 times found in Strandveld-Mtn fynbos ecotone dense bush, 2 times found in Montane fynbos - >25 yr old, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 39 times Pitfall Trap, 6 times Turning over rocks, 4 times Winkler Bag, 1 times Nest, 1 times pitfall, 1 times Termite mounds.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 853 meters, 250 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1897-07-04 and 2008-12-20

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011681; syntype of Pheidole capensis: casent0901306, casent0901307, casent0922191, casent0922192



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