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Species: Pheidole blumenauensis   Kempf, 1964 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pheidole blumenauensis Kempf, 1964e PDF: 64. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Pheidole diligens Santschi, 1923. [Junior secondary homonym of Pheidole diligens (Smith, 1858).]
Status as species: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 187; Bolton, 1995b: 318; Wilson, 2003a: 171 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  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, pp. -1--1

Pheidole blumenauensis KempfHNS

Pheidole blumenauensis KempfHNS 1964e: 64. Replacement name for Pheidole diligensHNS Santschi 1923d: 50 (junior secondary homonym for Atta diligensHNS f. Smith 1858a: 168, later transferred to PheidoleHNS).

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

etymology L blumenauensisHNS, after the type locality.

Diagnosis A small, reddish brown member of the diligensHNS group, whose major has a moderately prominent mesonotal convexity, which is part of a bilobed promesonotal outline as seen in dorsal-oblique view; short, nearly equilaterally triangular propodeal spines; overall mostly smooth and shiny body surface with sculpturing on the head composed exclusively of longitudinal carinulae confined to the anterior half; and abundant, medium-length, erect pilosity.

Close to rochaiHNS and vafra, but differing variously in head shape, eye size, sculpturing, and color. See also the less similar lemur, perryorum, pubiventris, seeldrayersi, and variegata, as illustrated. Minor: virtually identical to that of rochaiHNS, as illustrated (q.v.).

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.96, HL 1.00, SL 0.78, EL 0.20, PW 0.54.

Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.64, SL 0.78, EL 0.16, PW 0.38.

Color Major: concolorous reddish brown.

Minor: body light brown, appendages brownish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Lectotype, major. BRAZIL: Blumenau, Santa Catarina. The minor is nearly identical to that ofrochai (q.v.). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole diligens: casent0913278; paralectotype of Pheidole diligens: casent0913279

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