Pheidole breviseta

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Pheidole breviseta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species group: flavens
Species: P. breviseta
Binomial name
Pheidole breviseta
Santschi, 1919

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Specimen Labels

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

Identification

A medium-sized species with mesonotal convexity similar to Pheidole lignicola of Argentina, Paraguay, and southern Brazil. Concolorous medium yellow. Major: distinguished by its smooth occiput, cornulate postpetiole, relatively short pilosity, and yellow color. (Wilson 2003)

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Only known from the type locality.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -24.563333° to -34.583333°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Minor

Nomenclature

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

  • breviseta. Pheidole flavens st. breviseta Santschi, 1919f: 39 (w.) ARGENTINA. Santschi, 1923d: 60 (s.). Raised to species: Santschi, 1923d: 60. See also: Wilson, 2003: 384.

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 A medium-sized species with mesonotal convexity similar to Pheidole lignicola of Argentina, Paraguay, and southern Brazil.

Major: distinguished by its smooth occiput, cornulate postpetiole, relatively short pilosity, and yellow color.

Color Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow.

Measurements(mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.92, HL 0.94, SL 0.42, EL 0.12, PW 0.46. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.42, HL 0.46, SL 0.38, EL 0.06, PW 0.26.


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Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.


Type Material

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel

Type Locality Information

ARGENTINA: Alta Gracia, Córdova. (Wilson 2003)

Etymology

L breviseta, short-haired. (Wilson 2003)

References

Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. Text and images from this publication used by permission of the author.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Cuezzo, F. 1998. Formicidae. Chapter 42 in Morrone J.J., and S. Coscaron (dirs) Biodiversidad de artropodos argentinos: una perspectiva biotaxonomica Ediciones Sur, La Plata. Pages 452-462.
  • Drose W., L. R. Podgaiski, C. Fagundes Dias, M. de Souza Mendonca. 2019. Local and regional drivers of ant communities in forest-grassland ecotones in South Brazil: A taxonomic and phylogenetic approach. Plos ONE 14(4): e0215310.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).