Pheidole megacephala impressifrons

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Pheidole megacephala impressifrons
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. megacephala
Subspecies: P. megacephala impressifrons
Trinomial name
Pheidole megacephala impressifrons
Wasmann, 1905


A member of the megacephala species group


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, South Africa (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.

  • impressiceps. Pheidole megacephala subsp. impressiceps Wasmann, 1904a: 72 (footnote) (s.w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. [Junior primary homonym of impressiceps Mayr, above.] Replacement name: impressifrons Wasmann, 1905: 110.
  • impressifrons. Pheidole megacephala subsp. impressifrons Wasmann, 1905: 110. Replacement name for impressiceps Wasmann, 1904a: 72. [Junior primary homonym of impressiceps Mayr, 1876: 105.] Forel, 1913j: 213 (q.). Subspecies of punctulata: Forel, 1913a: 127; Forel, 1913b: 328; of rotundata: Forel, 1913j: 213; Arnold, 1920a: 426. Currently subspecies of megacephala: Emery, 1915j: 236; Emery, 1921f: 85; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 814.



  • Arnold, G. 1920a. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part IV. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 403-578 (page 426, subspecies\race of rotundata)
  • Emery, C. 1915i. Les Pheidole du groupe megacephala (Formicidae). Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 4: 223-250 (page 236, subspecies\race of megacephala)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 85, subspecies\race of megacephala)
  • Forel, A. 1913a. Fourmis de Rhodesia, etc. récoltées par M. G. Arnold, le Dr. H. Brauns et K. Fikendey. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 108-147 (page 127, subspecies\race of punctulata)
  • Forel, A. 1913b. Formicides du Congo Belge récoltés par MM. Bequaert, Luja, etc. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 2: 306-351 (page 328, subspecies\race of punctualat)
  • Forel, A. 1913k. Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und Anderen. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1913(Su Suppl: 203-225 (page 213, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1913k. Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und Anderen. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1913(Su Suppl: 203-225 (page 213, subspecies\race of rotundata)
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 105, primary homonym)
  • Wasmann, E. 1904a. Neue Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Paussiden, mit biologischen und phylogenetischen Bemerkungen. Notes Leyden Mus. 25: 1-82 (page 72, junior primary homonym of impressiceps)
  • Wasmann, E. 1905f. Berichtigungen zu Note I dieses Bandes. Notes Leyden Mus. 25: 110 (page 110, replacement name for impressiceps)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 814, subspecies\race of megacephala)