The type colony was found in a lowland swamp forest. (Wilson 2003)
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Only known from the type locality.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- perryorum. Pheidole perryorum Wilson, 2003: 215, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: yellow; antennal scape just reaches occipital corner; pilosity of waist and gastral dorsum dense, consisting in part of hairs longer than Eye Length; propodeal spines in dorsal-oblique view directed strongly backward; postpetiole oval from above; rugoreticulum absent on head; several carinulae originating on frontal lobes travel more than halfway the distance between eye level and occiput; lower half of mesopleuron smooth and shiny.
Minor: occiput greatly narrowed but lacking nuchal collar; many hairs on head and gaster longer than Eye Length.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.96, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.46. Paratype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.64, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.36.
COLOR Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
Type Locality Information
BRAZIL: Cachoeira das Emas (EEBP), Mun. Piraçununga, São Paulo, col. William L. Brown.
Named in honor of Noel Perry and family, in recognition of their outstanding contribution in service and support to tropical conservation, hence the habitats in which the Pheidole ants will continue to exist.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. Text and images from this publication used by permission of the author. (page 215, fig. major, minor described)