Nothing is known about the biology of hamtoni.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Known from the type locality and from 8 km northwest of Tequila, Jalisco, 1220 m, col. R. J. Hamton. (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.
- hamtoni. Pheidole hamtoni Wilson, 2003: 296, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO.
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 fallax group, close to Pheidole azteca but differing from it and other species of the group by the following combination of traits.
Both major and minor brownish yellow.
Major: head capsule 1.14X longer than broad; hypostomum with 5 teeth; propodeal spine greatly reduced, to a rudimentary denticle; postpetiolar node from above short and bell-shaped; pilosity erect and very dense; rugoreticulum present between each eye and the nearby antennal fossa; carinulae mesad to the eye extend almost all the way to the occipital border.
Minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticles; occiput narrowed slightly, with a nuchal collar.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.32, HL 1.50, SL 1.22, EL 0.22, PW 0.74. Paratype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.78, SL 1.02, EL 0.16, PW 0.44.
COLOR Major: body concolorous brownish yellow, except for gaster, which is a shade darker.
Minor: concolorous brownish yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
MEXICO: 10 km northwest of Ixtlán, Nayarit, col. Robert J. Hamton. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the collector, Robert J. Hamton.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 296, fig. major, minor described)