Smith, M.R., 1953
The types were collected from beneath a stone at the foot of a narrow leaf cottonwood tree, near the mouth of Ashley Canyon several hundred meters below Merkeley Park. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- grundmanni. Pheidole (Ceratopheidole) grundmanni Smith, M.R. 1953e: 144, fig. 1 (w.) U.S.A. See also: Wilson, 2003: 543.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
From Wilson (2003): DIAGNOSIS A member of the granulata group (4-segrnented antennal club), close to Pheidole clydei and distinguished as follows.
Minor: propodeal spine more than half as long as the basal face of the propodeum anterior to it; petiolar node depressed, and petiole as a whole cylindrical; promesonotal profile in dorsal-oblique view forming a single smooth curve; occipital margin in full-face view broad and flat; carinulae of head reaching eye level; sides of pro no tum smooth and shiny.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Paratype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.70, SL 0.80, EL 0.16, PW 0.40.
COLOR Minor: body concolorous yellowish brown; appendages medium yellow; body hairs a contrasting white.
Figure. Paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
Named after the collector, A. W. Grundmann. (Wilson 2003)
- Smith, M. R. 1953e. A new Pheidole (subg. Ceratopheidole) from Utah (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 61: 143-146 PDF(page 144, fig. 1 worker described)
- 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. (page 543, fig. minor described)