Pheidole sinaitica

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Pheidole sinaitica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. sinaitica
Binomial name
Pheidole sinaitica
Mayr, 1862

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Kenya, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality), Iran, Iraq, Israel.

It is known from North Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iraq (Abdul-Rassoul et al. 2013).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • sinaitica. Pheidole sinaitica Mayr, 1862: 745 (s.w.) EGYPT. Magretti, 1884: 542 (q.); Finzi, 1936: 163 (q.). Current subspecies: nominal plus santschii.

Description

References

  • Abdul-Rassoul, M.S., Ali, H.B. & Augul, R.SH. 2013. New Records of Unidentified Ants worker (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) stored in Iraqi Natural History Museum with key to Species. Adv. Biores., Vol 4 (2): 27-33.
  • Finzi, B. 1936. Risultati scientifici della spedizione di S. A. S. il Principe Alessandro della Torre e Tasso nell'Egitto e peninsola del Sinai. XI. Formiche. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Egypte 20: 155-210 (page 163, queen described)
  • Magretti, P. 1884b. Risultati di raccolte imenotterologiche nell'Africa Orientale. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 21[=(2)(1): 523-636 (page 542, queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 745, soldier, worker described)