Pheidole anima , 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: 168

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole anima
status

new species

Pheidole anima  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the type locality.

Diagnosis A brown member of the diligens  HNS  group distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: posterior half of cephalic dorsum smooth; rugoreticular patches present mesad of eyes; outer (lateral) fourths of frontal lobes longitudinally carinulate; anterior strip of pronotum, all of mesopleuron, and part of sides of propodeum carinulate; promesonotum profile bilobate; mesosoma bare of pilosity.

Minor: mesopleuron and anterior half of side of propodeum rugulose; a few carinulae on dorsal surface of head, including margins of

frontal lobes; rest of body smooth and shiny; occiput semicircular, with no nuchal collar.

Similar in various traits to diligens  HNS  , gagates  HNS  , nubila  HNS  , piceonigra  HNS  , radoszkowskii  HNS  , stigma  HNS  , and triconstricta  HNS  .

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.00, SL 0.82, EL 0.20, PW 0.52.

Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.64, SL 0.74, EL 0.14, PW 0.38.

color Major and minor: body medium to dark brown, appendages light brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology The type colony was found in a piece of rotten wood in a forested ravine.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. HONDURAS: Minas Las Animas, above Valle de Angeles, Francisco Morazan, 1580 m (William L. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole