Pheidole magrettii

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Pheidole magrettii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. magrettii
Binomial name
Pheidole magrettii
Emery, 1887

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Type Label

Synonyms

Identification

Eguchi (2001) – P. magrettii is doubtless closely related to Pheidole nodgii and Pheidole tjibodana. The differences between the examined specimens of P. magrettii and the type series of the two “forms” of P. nodgii are as follows: lateral surface of occipital lobe of the major largely smooth and shining in the former, while reticulate, with enclosures punctured and dull in the latter; propodeal spine 2.5 times as long as the diameter of propodeal spiracle in the major and 1.5 times in the minor in the former, while more than 3.5 times in both the subcastes in the latter.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Malaysia.
Oriental Region: Thailand.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • magrettii. Pheidole magrettii Emery, 1887b: 462 (s.w.) INDONESIA (Java). Senior synonym of maxwellensis: Eguchi, 2001a: 15.
  • maxwellensis. Pheidole nodgii r. maxwellensis Forel, 1913k: 40 (s.w.) WEST MALAYSIA. Junior synonym of magrettii: Eguchi, 2001a: 15.

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

Description

Type Material

Eguchi (2001) – Major and minor; type locality: Cibodas, Java. Two syntypes (major, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa) were examined.

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