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Species: Pheidole pampana   Santschi, 1929 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole nitidula st. pampana Santschi, 1929d PDF: 283, figs. 6-8 (s.w.m.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species and material of the unavailabel name Pheidole nigrior referred here: Wilson, 2003A: 334.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina
  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 pampanaHNS Santschi, new status

Pheidole nitudula st. pampanaHNS Santschi 1929d: 383. Syn.: Pheidole nitidula st. pampana var. nigriorHNS Santschi 1933f: 108, not available (quadrinomial).

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology Referring to the pampas, the Argentine grasslands where presumably the types were collected.

diagnosis A member of the fallaxHNS group, similar in various characters to bergiHNS, cordicepsHNS, eidmanniHNS, and nitidulaHNS, distinguished as follows.

Major: head slightly bicolorous (see Color below); humerus in dorsal-oblique view subangulate; rugoreticulum of head covering a swath between each eye and antennal fossa; carinulae absent from center of vertex, and those to each side reach less than half the distance from eye level to level of occiput; anterior strip of pronotal dorsum carinulate.

Minor: pilosity very long, with some hairs longer than Eye Length; pronotum entirely smooth; occiput narrowed, with convex border, but lacking nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.40, HL 1.40, SL 0.86, EL 0.22, PW 0.70. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.72, HL 0.76, SL 0.82, EL 0.20, PW 0.46.

Color Major: body concolorous medium reddish brown except for anterior vertex and anterior one-third of head, which is brownish yellow; appendages yellow.

Minor: body plain medium brown, with venter and genae tending to yellowish brown; appendages brownish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. ARGENTINA: Alta Gracia, Cordoba. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: lectotype of Pheidole nitidula pampana: casent0922366; paralectotype of Pheidole nitidula pampana: casent0922365, casent0922367, casent0922368; syntype of Pheidole nitidula pampana nigrior: casent0913360, casent0913361

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