| Pheidole alexeter|
Collected in a savanna. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- alexeter. Pheidole alexeter Wilson, 2003: 648, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS A very distinct member of the tristis group distinguished by the following combination of traits.
Major: head short-rectangular; humerus very prominently lobose in dorsal-oblique view; mesonotal convexity prominent and symmetrical in side view; propodeal spines equilaterally triangular and directed perpendicular to basal propodeal face; postpetiole spinose from above; faint, shallow antennal scrobes present; posterior two-thirds of the dorsal surface of the head mostly covered by loose rugoreticulum; pronotal dorsum transversely carinulate and humeri bearing weak patches of rugoreticula.
Minor: occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar; propodeal spines reduced to dentic1es; humeri with loose rugoreticula; most of body smooth and shiny.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.44, HL 1.54, SL 0.72, EL 0.16, PW 0.72. Paratype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.62, SL 0.66, EL 0.10, PW 0.40.
COLOR Major: body, mandibles, and antennae rich medium reddish brown, legs dark yellow.
Minor: concolorous dark yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
BRAZIL: Vigia, near Belem, Para, col. William L. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Gr alexeter, guard, defender.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 648, fig. major, minor described)