Pheidole anima

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Pheidole anima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. anima
Binomial name
Pheidole anima
Wilson, 2003

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Specimen Labels

The type colony was found in a piece of rotten wood in a forested ravine. (Wilson 2003)

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Honduras (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Minor

Major

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • anima. Pheidole anima Wilson, 2003: 168, figs. (s.w.) HONDURAS.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

A brown member of the diligens 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 Pheidole diligens, Pheidole gagates, Pheidole nubila, Pheidole piceonigra, Pheidole radoszkowskii, Pheidole stigma and Pheidole triconstricta.

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.


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Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Paratype Specimen Labels

Type Material

HONDURAS: Minas Las Animas, above Valle de Angeles, Francisco Morazán, 1580 m, col. William L. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

Named after the type locality.

References