Pheidole tenuinodis

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Pheidole tenuinodis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. tenuinodis
Binomial name
Pheidole tenuinodis
Mayr, 1901

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

A Namibia saltpan baiting study found Ocymyrmex micans, Pheidole tenuinodis and a Tetramorium sp. were the behaviorally and numerical dominant ant species in this habitat.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun, Namibia, South Africa (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • tenuinodis. Pheidole tenuinodis Mayr, 1901b: 10 (s.w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Arnold, 1920a: 430 (q.). Current subspecies: nominal plus bothae, robusta, sipapomae.

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1920a. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part IV. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 403-578 (page 430, queen described)
  • Campbell, H., M. D. E. Fellowes, and J. M. Cook. 2015. Species diversity and dominance-richness relationships for ground and arboreal ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) assemblages in Namibian desert, saltpan, and savannah. Myrmecological News. 21:37-47.
  • Mayr, G. 1901b. Südafrikanische Formiciden, gesammelt von Dr. Hans Brauns. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 16: 1-30 (page 10, soldier, worker described)