Pheidole cameroni Mayr

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 176

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole cameroni Mayr
status

 

Pheidole cameroni Mayr  HNS 

Pheidole cameroni Mayr  HNS  1887: 593. Syn.: Pheidole monticola Cameron  HNS  1892: 67.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Wien.

Etymology Named after the collector, P. Cameron.

Diagnosis A small, light brown member of the diligens  HNS  group distinguished in both major and minor by low mesonotal convexity, shallow metanotal depression in side view, and hence a more cylindrical form of the mesosoma in side view than is usual for Pheidole  HNS  ; a small convexity atop the metanotal depression in side view; and large, robust propodeal spines. Especially similar to alpestris  HNS  , but with much less dense and more subrecumbent pilosity in both major and minor, carinulae present mesad to the eye of the major, pronotal convexity absent in side view in major, and other traits as illustrated. Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.14, SL 0.82, EL 0.20, PW 0.60. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.66, SL 0.64, EL 0.12, PW 0.34. Color Major: concolorous light to medium brown.

Minor: body and mandibles concolorous light brown; other appendages brownish yellow. Range Known only from the type locality. Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype minor. ECUADOR: Riobamba ("De Penipe a Riobamba"). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole