Pheidole sexspinosa

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Pheidole sexspinosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. sexspinosa
Binomial name
Pheidole sexspinosa
Mayr, 1870

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Micronesia (Federated States of), New Guinea, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu (type locality), Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands.

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

  • sexspinosa. Pheidole sexspinosa Mayr, 1870b: 977 (s.w.) TUVALU. Combination in P. (Pheidolacanthinus): Mann, 1919: 307. Senior synonym of adamsoni: Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 52. Current subspecies: nominal plus biroi, fuscescens.
  • adamsoni. Pheidole (Pheidolacanthinus) sexspinosa subsp. adamsoni Wheeler, W.M. 1932c: 157 (s.w.q.m.) FRENCH POLYNESIA (Marquesas Is). Junior synonym of sexspinosa: Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 52.