Pheidole minax

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Pheidole minax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. minax
Binomial name
Pheidole minax
Wilson, 2003

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of minax.

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

Neotropical Region: Peru (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Castes

Known only from the minor.

Nomenclature

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

  • minax. Pheidole minax Wilson, 2003: 721, figs. (w.) PERU.

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

Description

DIAGNOSIS Similar to Pheidole horribilis, Pheidole macromischoides, Pheidole terribilis and Pheidole ursus, with following differences.

Major: unknown.

Minor: occiput narrow, with nuchal collar, and rugoreticulate; most of rest of dorsal head surface rugulose, only locally and weakly reticulate; propodeal spines as long as propodeal basal face; promesonotum rugoreticulate; postpetiolar dorsum rugulose; all of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.84, HL 0.82, SL 0.90, EL 0.16, PW 0.58.

COLOR Minor: body medium reddish yellow, appendages light reddish yellow.


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

Type Material

PERU: Estacion Biologia Cocha Cashu, Manu National Park, Madre de Dios, 400 m, col. Diane W. Davidson. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

L minax, threatening.

References