Pheidole charazana

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

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Specimen Labels

This species is only known from the type series. It was collected from beneath a rock in a montane cultivated field. (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: Colombia (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.

  • charazana. Pheidole charazana Wilson, 2003: 398, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.

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

Description

A small, yellow member of the flavens group distinguished in the major by prominently projecting frontal lobes seen in side view, shallow antennal scrobes, somewhat elongate head, conulate postpetiolar nodes, and rugoreticulae at the ends of the scrobes and on the humeri.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.68, HL 0.86, SL 0.38, EL 0.08, PW 0.40. Paratype minor: HW 0.42, HL 0.46, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.28.

COLOR Major: body and mandibles dark yellow, legs medium yellow.

Minor: body dark yellow, mandibles and other appendages medium yellow.


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

Type Material

COLOMBIA: Chipaque, Charaza Mun., Cundinamarca, col. W. L. Brown and I. De Polania. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

Named after the place of origin.

References