Pheidole schwarzmaieri

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Pheidole schwarzmaieri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. schwarzmaieri
Binomial name
Pheidole schwarzmaieri
Borgmeier, 1939

Nothing is known about the biology of schwarzmaieri.


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


From Wilson (2003): Recorded from Goiás, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo in southern Brazil and Misiones in northern Argentina (Kempf 1972b).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality).

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.

  • schwarzmaieri. Pheidole schwarzmaieri Borgmeier, 1939: 420, fig, 6 (s.w.) BRAZIL. See also: Wilson, 2003: 750.

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


From Wilson (2003): DIAGNOSIS Similar to Pheidole amata, Pheidole ambigua, Pheidole celaena, Pheidole fera, Pheidole germaini, Pheidole peruviana, Pheidole rutilana, Pheidole superba and Pheidole vomer, differing as follows.

Major: large, rich reddish brown; center of median clypeal carinae projects forward as a short lobe; head subrectangular, elongate, with deep occipital cleft; posterior half of dorsal head surface smooth and shiny, anterior half carinulate; no rugoreticulum; small metanotal convexity present in addition to mesonotal convexity; propodeal spines in side view large and vertical to propodeal basal face; apex of petiolar node in side view tapers to a blunt point; mesosoma and waist foveolate and opaque.

Minor: occiput narrow, with nuchal collar; all of body foveolate and opaque except gaster, which is entirely smooth; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 2.02, HL 2.50, SL 1.00, EL 0.24, PW 0.80. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.72, SL 0.84, EL 0.12, PW 0.42.

COLOR Major: head, mandibles, and mesosoma rich medium reddish brown; waist and gaster plain medium to dark brown; appendages yellowish brown.

Minor: head and gaster medium brown; mesosoma, waist, and appendages light brown.

Pheidole schwarzmaieri Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: lectotype, major (with magnified profile of metanotum and surrounding area shown above side view; and below head, three hypostomas, the lectotype on the left and two examples from an Anápolis, Goiás, series in the middle and on right). Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

BRAZIL: Goiânia, Goiás. Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo - as reported in Wilson (2003)


Eponymous. (Wilson 2003)