Pheidole colimana , 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: 175

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole colimana
status

new species

Pheidole colimana  HNS  new species

TYPES Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the geographical origin of the type colony.

Diagnosis Major: distinguished in the diligens  HNS  group by small size, slender body form, and especially by a smooth and shiny pronotum and weak foveolation and feebly shiny to subopaque intercarinular spaces on the head.

Minor: in particular head foveolate and propodeum dentate, as opposed to head smooth and shining and propodeum rounded in cataractae  .

Major and minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticles.

Close to cataractae  , with differences in the propodeal spine and cephalic sculpturing as illustrated. Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 0.94, SL 0.72, EL 0.14, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.54, SL 0.70, EL 0.12, PW 0.30.

Color Major: gaster light to medium brown; rest of body and appendages brownish yellow.

Minor: concolorous dark yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Holotype, major. (Minor not figured.) COLOMBIA: Mun. Buenaventura (Bajo Calima), Valle (William L. Brown and Richard B. Root). Scale bar = 1 mm.

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Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole