Pheidole grundmanni

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Pheidole grundmanni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. grundmanni
Binomial name
Pheidole grundmanni
Smith, M.R., 1953

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Specimen Label

The types were collected from beneath a stone at the foot of a narrow leaf cottonwood tree, near the mouth of Ashley Canyon several hundred meters below Merkeley Park. (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

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • grundmanni. Pheidole (Ceratopheidole) grundmanni Smith, M.R. 1953e: 144, fig. 1 (w.) U.S.A. See also: Wilson, 2003: 543.

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

Description

From Wilson (2003): DIAGNOSIS A member of the granulata group (4-segrnented antennal club), close to Pheidole clydei and distinguished as follows.

Minor: propodeal spine more than half as long as the basal face of the propodeum anterior to it; petiolar node depressed, and petiole as a whole cylindrical; promesonotal profile in dorsal-oblique view forming a single smooth curve; occipital margin in full-face view broad and flat; carinulae of head reaching eye level; sides of pro no tum smooth and shiny.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Paratype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.70, SL 0.80, EL 0.16, PW 0.40.

COLOR Minor: body concolorous yellowish brown; appendages medium yellow; body hairs a contrasting white.


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Figure. Paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

UTAH: Ashley Canyon, near Vernal, Uintah Co., 1800 m; col. A. W. Grundmann. National Museum of Natural History and Museum of Comparative Zoology - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Etymology

Named after the collector, A. W. Grundmann. (Wilson 2003)

References