The type colony was found nesting in a very small dead stick at the edge of a forest stream; the nest contained a seed cache. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Only known from the type locality.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- fullerae. Pheidole fullerae Wilson, 2003: 691, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS Similar in various respects to Pheidole antillana, Pheidole gauthieri, Pheidole guayasana, Pheidole hetschkoi, Pheidole heyeri, Pheidole napoensis and Pheidole securigera, differing as follows from these and other tristis group species.
Major: antennallobes project forward and downward as prominent lobes, in side view; shallow antennal scrobes present, each with a small patch of rugoreticulum behind it; almost all of the remaining surface of the head, up to and including the occiput, carinulate; humeri in dorsal-oblique view very prominent, lobose, and 2X higher than mesonotal convexity relative to the metanotal groove; comers of humeri rugoreticulate; postpetiole from above elliptical.
Minor: entire body almost completely smooth and shiny; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; promesonotal central half flat in side view; occiput narrow with a nuchal collar.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.44, HL 1.44, SL 0.72, EL 0.16, PW 0.72. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.58, SL 0.64, EL 0.08, PW 0.34.
COLOR Major: mandibles dark reddish brown, body medium reddish brown, other appendages light reddish brown.
Minor: body medium reddish brown, appendages dark brownish yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
ECUADOR: Sucua, 16 km south of Macas, 2°28'S 78°1O'W, col. Gary Umphrey. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after Kathryn Fuller, President of World Wildlife Fund-U. S. and champion of tropical biodiversity.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 691, fig. major, minor described)