Pheidole victima

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Pheidole victima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. victima
Binomial name
Pheidole victima
Santschi, 1929

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Specimen Labels

This species is only known from type specimens. Nothing is known about its biology.

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: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Known only from majors.

Nomenclature

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

  • victima. Pheidole lignicola var. victima Santschi, 1929d: 290 (s.) BRAZIL. Raised to species: Wilson, 2003: 533.

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 Similar to Pheidole tarchon and Pheidole tetrica, differing as follows.

Major: dark reddish-yellow; all of dorsal surface of head, including occiput but excluding frontal triangle and midclypeus, carinulate; carinulae originating on frontal lobes spread outward, away from the midline; in dorsal-oblique view propodeum descends to metanotal groove by a short, steep face; postpetiole from above oval; anterior third of promesonotal dorsum carinulate; all of head and mesosoma foveolate and opaque.

Minor: unknown.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.96, SL 0.62, EL 0.12, PW 0.42.

COLOR Major: concolorous dark reddish yellow.


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Figure. Lectotype, major. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

BRAZIL: Rio Negro, Paraná. Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel - as reported in Wilson (2003)

References

  • Santschi, F. 1929d. Nouvelles fourmis de la République Argentine et du Brésil. An. Soc. Cient. Argent. 107: 273-316 (page 290, soldier described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 533, Raised to species: new status, fig. major described)