The types were collected from a forested mountain ravine. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Only known from the type locality.
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Known only from the major caste.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- gnomus. Pheidole gnomus Wilson, 2003: 642, figs. (s) ECUADOR.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS A member of the transversostriata group, close to Pheidole scolioceps, distinguished in the major by the broad band of transverse carinulae that cover the posterior half of the head, curving forward, with the most anterior carinulae ending at the eyes. Also in the major, the pronotum completely foveolate and opaque, with the anterior dorsal margins of the pronotum transversely carinulate.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.84, HL 1.00, SL 0.44, EL 0.16, PW 0.44.
COLOR Major: body concolorous medium brown.
Figure. Holotype, major. Scale bars = 1 mm.
ECUADOR: Pichincha, 3 km from Tandari, 1300 m, col. Stewart B. and Jarmila Kukalová-Peck. Museum of Comparative Zoology
NL gnomus, dwarf.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 642, fig. major, minor described)