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Species: Pheidole jujuyensis   Forel, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pheidole oxyops r. jujuyensis Forel, 1913m PDF: 229 (w.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Kempf, 1964e PDF: 62.
See also: Wilson, 2003a: 308.


  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 jujuyensisHNS Forel

Pheidole oxyops rjujuyensis Forel 1913m: 229. Raised to species level by Kempf 1964e: 62.

Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

etymology Named after the Argentine state of origin.

diagnosis A member of the ' jujuyensisHNS complex" of the larger fallaxHNS group, comprising araneoidesHNS, cuevasiHNS, durioneiHNS, jujuyensisHNS, kugleriHNS, leoninaHNS, leptinaHNS, lucretiiHNS, lupusHNS, paraensisHNS, punctithoraxHNS, tijucanaHNS, wallaceiHNS, and wolfringiHNS, which complex is characterized in both major and minor by slender body form and exceptionally long scapes and petiolar pedicel; also in the major by a proportionally small head; and in the minor by a strongly developed nuchal collar. P. jujuyensisHNS is distinguished as follows.

Major: scape fails to reach occipital comer by more than its own maximum width; pronotal dorsum smooth and shiny; mesopleuron and sides of propodeum transversely carinulate; first gastral tergite mostly shagreened and opaque.

Minor: occiput thinned into a neck; mesopleuron carinulate.

Both major and minor are extremely pilose, with abundant, exceptionally long, erect hairs on all appendages. Measurements (mm) Major: HW 1.66, HL 1.80, SL 1.50, EL 0.26, PW 0.84. Lectotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.90, SL 1.52, EL 0.20, PW 0.50.

Color Major: body mostly medium brown with slight reddish tinge; mandibles, pronotal dorsum, mesothorax, propodeum, and waist dark plain brown.

Minor: head and mesosoma dark reddish brown; appendages, waist, and gaster light reddish brown.

Range Recorded from Jujuy in northwest Argentina and Minas Gerais in Brazil.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: major (associated with minors compared with lectotype minor). BRAZIL: Sarramento, Minas Gerais. Lower: lectotype, minor. ARGENTINA: Jujuy. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1913-05-07

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole jujuyensis: casent0908195

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