Pheidole jeannei

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

The type series was collected from the floor of lowland rainforest. (Wilson 2003)


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • jeannei. Pheidole jeannei Wilson, 2003: 538, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL.

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


A member of the gertrudae group, easily distinguished in the major from the other two known members (Pheidole capillata, Pheidole gertrudae) by the extensive rugoreticulum on the head, transverse carinulae on the pronotal dorsum, and lack of any propodeal spine or denticle, with the basal and declivitous propodeal faces in side view forming a blunt right angle.

MEASUREMENTS (mrn) Holotype major: HW 1.12, HL 1.10, SL 0.68, EL 0.16, PW 0.60. Paratype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.60, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

COLOR Major: concolorous medium brown, appendages a slightly contrasting brownish yellow.

Minor: concolorous dark reddish brown.

Pheidole jeannei Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

BRAZIL: Taperinha, Santarem, Para, 20 54'S 54°20'N (col. Robert L. Jeanne). Museum of Comparative Zoology


Named after the collector and distinguished hymenopterist, Robert L. Jeanne.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fichaux M., B. Bechade, J. Donald, A. Weyna, J. H. C. Delabie, J. Murienne, C. Baraloto, and J. Orivel. 2019. Habitats shape taxonomic and functional composition of Neotropical ant assemblages. Oecologia 189(2): 501-513.
  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • Pires de Prado L., R. M. Feitosa, S. Pinzon Triana, J. A. Munoz Gutierrez, G. X. Rousseau, R. Alves Silva, G. M. Siqueira, C. L. Caldas dos Santos, F. Veras Silva, T. Sanches Ranzani da Silva, A. Casadei-Ferreira, R. Rosa da Silva, and J. Andrade-Silva. 2019. An overview of the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the state of Maranhao, Brazil. Pap. Avulsos Zool. 59: e20195938.