Pheidole reichenspergeri Santschi

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 223

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole reichenspergeri Santschi
status

 

Pheidole reichenspergeri Santschi  HNS 

Pheidole reichenspergeri  HNS  Santschi 1923d: 49.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology Eponymous.

diagnosis A member of the diligens  HNS  group resembling in different traits the species listed in the heading above, and differing by the following combination of traits.

Major: antennal scape fails to reach the occipital corner by its own maximum width; a small convexity present on the metanotum; pilosity dense and very long, some of the hairs 2X the Eye Length; pronotum completely covered by transverse carinulae and foveolate; rugoreticulum absent on head; carinulae originating on frontal lobes reach posteriorly well beyond the level of the eye. Minor: pilosity extremely long, with some of the hairs more than 2X the Eye Length; humerus feebly subangulate in dorsal-oblique view; occiput with nuchal crest.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.22, SL 0.88, EL 0.22, PW 0.64. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.74, SL 0.84, EL 0.14, PW 0.40. color Major and minor: light reddish brown, appendages brownish yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole