Pheidole anima

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Pheidole anima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. anima
Binomial name
Pheidole anima
Wilson, 2003

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Specimen Labels

The type colony was found in a piece of rotten wood in a forested ravine. (Wilson 2003)


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Only known from the type locality.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 15.324453° to 13.49798°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Honduras (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.








The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • anima. Pheidole anima Wilson, 2003: 168, figs. (s.w.) HONDURAS.

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


A brown member of the diligens group distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: posterior half of cephalic dorsum smooth; rugoreticular patches present mesad of eyes; outer (lateral) fourths of frontal lobes longitudinally carinulate; anterior strip of pronotum, all of mesopleuron, and part of sides of propodeum carinulate; promesonotum profile bilobate; mesosoma bare of pilosity.

Minor: mesopleuron and anterior half of side of propodeum rugulose; a few carinulae on dorsal surface of head, including margins of frontal lobes; rest of body smooth and shiny; occiput semicircular, with no nuchal collar.

Similar in various traits to Pheidole diligens, Pheidole gagates, Pheidole nubila, Pheidole piceonigra, Pheidole radoszkowskii, Pheidole stigma and Pheidole triconstricta.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.00, SL 0.82, EL 0.20, PW 0.52. Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.64, SL 0.74, EL 0.14, PW 0.38.

COLOR Major and minor: body medium to dark brown, appendages light brown.

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Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Paratype Specimen Labels

Type Material

HONDURAS: Minas Las Animas, above Valle de Angeles, Francisco Morazán, 1580 m, col. William L. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology


Named after the type locality.