Pheidole perryorum

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

The type colony was found in a lowland swamp forest. (Wilson 2003)

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).

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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.

  • 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.

Description

A member of the diligens group similar in various characters to Pheidole blumenauensis, Pheidole rochai and Pheidole vafra, differing as follows.

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.


Pheidole perryorum Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Type Locality Information

BRAZIL: Cachoeira das Emas (EEBP), Mun. Piraçununga, São Paulo, col. William L. Brown.

Etymology

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.

References