Pheidole medialis , 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: 208

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole medialis
status

new species

Pheidole medialis  HNS  new species

Types TNBio.

Etymology L medialis  HNS  , anatomically in center of a large species complex, from near the center of Costa Rica.

diagnosis Close to the widespread species radoszkowskii  HNS  , and distinguished from it by reduced sculpturing on the head and pronotum, and much broader mesonotal convexity and petiolar node viewed from the side.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.08, SL 0.70, EL 0.18, PW 0.54.

Paratype minor: HW 0.46, HL 0.56, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.30.

Color Major: light brown, rest of body dark yellow, appendages medium yellow.

Minor: gaster medium brown, rest of body and appendages brownish yellow.

range Known only from the type series.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COSTA RICA: El Alto de Ochomogo, 5 km east of Tres Rios, Cartago Prov. (J. Welch). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole