This species is only known from type specimens. They were collected in a clearing created by a tree fall in second-growth forest. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Only known from the type locality.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- ecuadorana. Pheidole ecuadorana Wilson, 2003: 413, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
A medium-sized bicolorous (major) or light brown (minor) species with extremely long pilosity in both castes; narrow occiput with following collar in the minor; high, subangular humerus in dorsal-oblique view in the major; and mostly smooth shiny head and pronotum in both castes. The propodeal spiracle of the minor is unusual in its elliptical shape and position on the propodeum.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.82, HL 0.82, SL 0.50, EL 0.10, PW 0.42. Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.54, SL 0.50, EL 0.06, PW 0.32.
COLOR Major: head yellow with large, circular, medium-brown spot on vertex as shown; appendages yellow; rest of body brownish yellow.
Minor: concolorous light brown.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
ECUADOR: Endesa Forest Reserve, Pichincha Province, col. Leeanne Tennant-Alonso. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the country of the type locality.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 413, fig. major, minor described)