From Wilson (2003): Collected in savanna (cerrado) at Morrinhos Junction and rocky forest near Goiania, col. W. L. Brown.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Known only from type locality in Mato Grosso; and from Goiania and Morrinhos Junction, Goiás. (Wilson 2003)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- fowleri. Pheidole fowleri Wilson, 2003: 191, 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.
A member of the diligens group distinguished as follows.
Major and minor: yellow; propodeal spines directed backward in side view, forming a 135-degree angle with the basal propodeal face; entire head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque.
Major: carinulae on head do not reach beyond level of eye, and are absent on the mesal half of the frontal lobes; hairs on entire profile of first gastral sternite short and subappressed; almost all of central strip of gastral tergites shagreened.
Minor: all of head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque; anterior half of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened; in dorsal-oblique view, anterior face of propodeal dorsum drops precipitously to metanotum.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.04, SL 0.66, EL 0.18, PW 0.52. Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.54, SL 0.60, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.
COLOR Major: concolorous reddish yellow.
Minor: concolorous plain dark yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
BRAZIL: Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, col. James C. Trager. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the prominent Brazilian myrmecologist H. G. Fowler.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 191, fig. major, minor described)