Pheidole tenuis , Wilson, E. O., 2003

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 238

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole tenuis
status

new species

Pheidole tenuis  HNS  new species

types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L tenuis  HNS  , thin, referring to the body shape.

diagnosis A member of the diligens  HNS  group similar to calimana  , cataractae  HNS  , demeter  HNS  , machetula  HNS  , scimitara  HNS  , and sicaria  HNS  , distinguished as follows.

Major: scape just reaches occipital border; propodeal spines stout, one-fourth as long as basal propodeal face; postpetiolar node laterally angulate; lower mesopleuron and middle of propodeal side with short, broken rugulae; cephalic carinulae do not extend posteriorly beyond eye.

Minor: occiput narrowed but lacking nuchal collar; mesonotal convexity in side view very small and subangulate; genae lacking carinulae.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.80, HL 0.80, SL 0.84, EL 0.12, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.52, SL 0.62, EL 0.10, PW 0.28.

Color Major: head bicolorous, with narrow strip on clypeus and genae yellowish brown, and remainder dark brown; body concolorous dark brown.

Minor: body blackish brown, appendages medium brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Collected from a slope covered by spiny bamboo (Guadua).

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Finca Los Guadales, 10 km south of San Jose del Palmar, Rio Torito, Choco, 760 m (Charles Kugler). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole