Pheidole clavata

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Pheidole clavata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. clavata
Binomial name
Pheidole clavata
(Emery, 1877)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Ethiopia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • clavata. Aphaenogaster clavata Emery, 1877b: 372 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Combination in Pheidole: Emery, 1892a: 114.

Type Material

Two specimens are pinned with the original locality labels and two are without them. Mayr (1895) published the type specimens without indicating their number.



  • Emery, C. 1877c. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte prima. Formiche provenienti dal Viaggio dei signori Antinori, Beccari e Issel nel Mar Rosso e nel paese dei Bogos. [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 9: 369-381 (page 372, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1892b. Sopra alcune formiche raccolte dall'Ingegnere L. Bricchetti Robecchi nel paese dei Somali. [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 32[=(2(12): 113-122 (page 114, Combination in Pheidole)