Pheidole fissiceps

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of fissiceps.

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: Peru (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Minor

Nomenclature

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

  • fissiceps. Pheidole fissiceps Wilson, 2003: 145, figs. (s.w.) PERU.

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

Description

A member of the biconstricta group, similar to Pheidole biconstricta, Pheidole plato, Pheidole simplex and Pheidole socrates, easily distinguished as follows.

Major: deep midoccipital cleft; large propodeal spines; flat profile posterior dorsal surface of the head; aligned appressed pilosity of the dorsal head surface; transversely carinulate pronotal dorsum.

Minor: tapered occiput with well-developed occipital collar.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.56, HL 1.70, SL 1.18, EL 0.22, PW 0.74. Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.78, SL 1.06, EL 0.16, PW 0.40.

COLOR Major and minor: concolorous yellow.


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

Type Material

PERU: Estácion Biologia de Cocha Cashu,Madre de Dios Prov., 400 m col. Diane W. Davidson. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

L fissiceps, cleft head, referring to the deep median occipital cleft.

References