Pheidole minensis

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Pheidole minensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. minensis
Binomial name
Pheidole minensis
Santschi, 1923

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of minensis.

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: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Known only from Majors.

Nomenclature

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

  • minensis. Pheidole (Elasmopheidole) aberrans var. minensis Santschi, 1923d: 64 (s.q.m.) BRAZIL. Raised to species: Wilson, 2003: 137.

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): Major: reddish yellow; frontal lobes very broad, in full-face view spread laterally almost to the margins of the head, and their smoothly lobose anterior edges just reaching the anterior margin of the clypeus; except for the frontal triangle, the entire dorsal surface of the head carinulate; transverse carinulae originating on each corner of the occiput dip obliquely to meet at the midline of the head, reaching anteriorly to nearly halfway to the eye level.

Minor: unknown.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.58, HL 2.00, SL 0.60, EL 0.20, PW 0.94.

COLOR Concolorous reddish yellow.


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Figure. Lectotype, major. Minor unknown. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

BRAZIL: Pirapora, Minas Gerais. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Etymology

Named after the Brazilian state of origin. (Wilson 2003)

References