Pheidole oceanica

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Pheidole oceanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. oceanica
Binomial name
Pheidole oceanica
Mayr, 1866

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Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia, New Caledonia.
Indo-Australian Region: Cook Islands, Fiji (type locality), French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), New Guinea, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • oceanica. Pheidole oceanica Mayr, 1866a: 510 (s.w.q.m.) FIJI IS. Senior synonym of boraborensis, pattesoni, upoluana: Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 48.
  • pattesoni. Pheidole oceanica var. pattesoni Mann, 1919: 317 (s.w.) SOLOMON IS. Junior synonym of oceanica: Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 48.
  • upoluana. Pheidole (Pheidole) oceanica var. upoluana Santschi, 1928a: 47, fig. 3 (s.w.q.) SAMOA. Junior synonym of oceanica: Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 48.
  • boraborensis. Pheidole oceanica var. boraborensis Wheeler, W.M. 1932d: 15 (s.w.) FRENCH POLYNESIA (Society Is). Junior synonym of oceanica: Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 48.

Type Material

  • Syntype, worker(s), Ovalau, Viti, Fiji.



  • Mayr, G. 1866a. Myrmecologische Beiträge. Sitzungsber. Kais. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. Abt. I 53: 484-517 (page 510, soldier, worker, queen, male described)
  • Wilson, E. O.; Taylor, R. W. 1967b. The ants of Polynesia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pac. Insects Monogr. 14: 1-109 (page 48, senior synonym of boraborensis, pattesoni, upoluana)