Pheidole tandjongensis

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Pheidole tandjongensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. tandjongensis
Binomial name
Pheidole tandjongensis
Forel, 1913

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Specimen Labels

This species has been collected nesting together with Odontomachus rixosus (Satria et al. 2015).

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).
Oriental Region: Thailand, Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Minor

Major

Nomenclature

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

  • tandjongensis. Pheidole tandjongensis Forel, 1913k: 42 (s.w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). See also: Eguchi, 2001a: 27.

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

Description

Worker

Eguchi 2001. Fig. 17. Lectotype and paralectotypes of Pheidole tandjongensis Forel: A, major, head in full-face view; B, same, head in profile; C, same, alitrunk and waist in profile; D, minor, head in full-face view; E, same, head in profile; F, same, alitrunk and waist in profile.

Eguchi (2001) - Major (lectotype). Measurements: HL 0.94 mm; HW 0.89 mm; SL 0.66 mm; FL 0.57 mm; CI 95; SI 74; R 64. Head broadest at about 3/5 distance of head (from anterior margin of clypeus to posterior margin of occipital lobe) (Fig. 17A), in profile not impressed on vertex (Fig. 17B); occipital lobe ill developed (Fig. 17A); anteroventral margin of cranium bearing a pair of long median processes. Clypeus without a median longitudinal carina. Eye 0.13 mm in maximal diameter, situated at about 2/5 distance of head; distance between mandibular insertion and anterior margin of eye 1.5 times as long as maximal diameter of eye (Fig. 17B). Frontal carina very weak, extending to about 4/5 distance of head. Antennal scrobe present only around antennal insertion. Antenna with 3-segmented club; scape reaching about 4/5 distance of head; terminal segment ca. 1.1 times as long as preceding two segments together. Masticatory margin of mandible with apical and preapical teeth, and an indistinct denticle in front of basal angle. Promesonotum forming a high dome, without a prominence on its posterior declivity (Fig. 17C); dorsal portion of the dome not produced laterally. Mesopleuron divided into two parts; the lower part distinctly marginate dorsally (Fig. 17C). Propodeal spine hom -like, ca. 1.5 times as long as diameter of propodeal spiracle. Petiole ca. 1.9 times as long as postpetiole (excluding helcium); petiolar node high, in posterior view not emarginate at apex (Fig. 17C). Postpetiole high, ca. 1.3 times as broad as petiolar node. Dorsum of head almost entirely rugose (Fig. 17A), with interspaces smooth and shining; lateral face of occipital lobe smooth and shining; alitrunk largely smooth and shining; petiolar pedicel very weakly punctured; the remainder of petiole, and postpetiole and gaster smooth and shining. Body light brown.

Minor (paralectotypes). Measurements: HL 0.54-0.56 mm; HW 0.51-0.52 mm; SL 0.58-0.61 mm; AL 0.70-0.73 mm; FL 0.57-0.61 mm; CI 91-96; SI 112-117; R 110-117. Head in full-face view almost straight posteriorly (Fig. 17D); occipital carina evanescent dorsally on the head. Clypeus without a median longitudinal carina. Eye situated at about midlength of head; distance between mandibular insertion and anterior margin of eye 1.0-1.1 times as long as maximal diameter of eye (Fig. 17E). Antenna with 3-segmented club; in full-face view scape extending beyond posterior border of head by its 1/4 length; terminal segment 1.0-1.1 times as long as preceding two segments together. Promesonotum weakly convex dorsally, without any prominence on its posterior declivity (Fig. 17F). Mesopleuron divided into two parts; the lower part distinctly marginate dorsally. Propodeal spine ca. 1.5 times as long as diameter of propodeal spiracle. Petiole 1.9-2 times as long as postpetiole (excluding helcium); petiolar node high, in posterior view not emarginate at apex. Postpetiole high, ca. 1.3 times as broad as petiolar node. Head smooth and shining; alitrunk largely smooth and shining; petiolar pedicel very weakly punctured, but shining; the remainder of petiole, and postpetiole and gaster smooth and shining. Body light brown.

Type Material

Eguchi (2001) - Major and minor; type locality: Tanjong Slamat, Sumatra. Four syntypes (1 major and 3 minors, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève) were examined, of which the major is designated as the lectotype.

References