Pheidole jivaro

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

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Specimen Labels

The Cerro Campana series was collected from leaf litter on the floor of rainforest. A winged queen was collected with the type colony on 29 June 1976. (Wilson 2003)


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Known from the type locality and from Cerro Campana, Panama, 950 m, col. A. Newton.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -1.035338° to -1.035338°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Ecuador (type locality), Panama.

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.

  • jivaro. Pheidole jivaro Wilson, 2003: 713, 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.


DIAGNOSIS Similar to other members of the “carapuna complex:” Pheidole boltoni, Pheidole carapuna, Pheidole cornicula, Pheidole eriophora and Pheidole manuana.

Major: a low, long convexity emerges from the mid-clypeus, as illustrated; pilosity long, with a few hairs on mesosomal dorsum over 1.5X Eye Length; mesonotal convexity very low, giving promesonotum in side view a newly smooth semicircular profile, postpetiole from above oval; almost all of posterior third of head smooth and shiny; anterior fringe of pronotum carinulate and most of mesopleuron foveolate.

Minor: occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar; pilosity long, with some hairs on dorsum of head greater than Eye Length.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.06, HL 1.20, SL 0.60, EL 0.14, PW 0.54. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.70, SL 0.84, EL 0.14, PW 0.38.

COLOR Major: body and mandibles brownish yellow, other appendages plain dark yellow.

Minor: head and mesosoma dark brown; waist and gaster light to medium brown; mandibles and tarsi yellow; other appendages brownish yellow.

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

Lectotype Specimen Labels

Type Material

ECUADOR: Misahualli, Napo, col. C. Tarrant. Museum of Comparative Zoology


Named after the celebrated indigenous Amerindian tribe.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.