Pheidole severini

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Pheidole severini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. severini
Binomial name
Pheidole severini
Forel, 1904

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of severini.

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: French Guiana, Suriname (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Nomenclature

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

  • severini. Pheidole severini Forel, 1904d: 171 (s.w.) SURINAM. See also: Wilson, 2003: 753.

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): DIAGNOSIS A member of the tristis group, similar (in the minor caste, the only one available in this study) to Pheidole excubitor, Pheidole grandinodus, and Pheidole obrima in the greatly enlarged postpetiole and overall habitus, differing in the shallow, nearly flat venter of the postpetiole in side view; constricted ventral margin of the postpetiolar node from above; much longer antennal scapes; and more prominent nuchal collar.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Syntype minor: HW 0.74, HL 1.02, SL 1.32, EL 0.20, PW 0.52.

COLOR Minor: concolorous dark yellow.


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Figure. Syntype, minor. FRENCH GUIANA: Cayenne. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

Syntype, minor. FRENCH GUIANA: Cayenne. Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève (syntype minor only; major not located, may be in the Musée de Bruxelles, the source of Forel’s material). - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Etymology

Eponymous. (Wilson 2003)

References