Pheidole megacephala rotundata

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Pheidole megacephala rotundata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. megacephala
Subspecies: P. megacephala rotundata
Trinomial name
Pheidole megacephala rotundata
Forel, 1894

Identification

A member of the megacephala species group

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Mozambique (type locality), Zimbabwe.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • rotundata. Pheidole rotundata Forel, 1894b: 92 (s.w.) MOZAMBIQUE. Arnold, 1920a: 426 (m.); Santschi, 1932a: 384 (q.). Status as species: Arnold, 1920a: 426. Currently subspecies of megacephala: Emery, 1915j: 236; Emery, 1921f: 86; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 816; Stitz, 1923: 154; Santschi, 1932a: 384.

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1920a. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part IV. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 403-578 (page 426, male described)
  • Arnold, G. 1920a. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part IV. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 403-578 (page 426, status as species)
  • 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 86, subspecies/race of megacephala)
  • Forel, A. 1894b. Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller etc. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 9: 64-100 PDF (page 92, soldier, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1932b. Formicides sud-africains. Pp. 381-392 in: Jeannel, R. (ed.) Société Entomologique de France. Livre du centenaire. Paris: Société Entomologique de France, xii + 729 pp. (page 384, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1932b. Formicides sud-africains. Pp. 381-392 in: Jeannel, R. (ed.) Société Entomologique de France. Livre du centenaire. Paris: Société Entomologique de France, xii + 729 pp. (page 384, subspecies/race of megacephala)
  • Stitz, H. 1923. Hymenoptera, VII. Formicidae. Beitr. Kennt. Land- Süsswasserfauna Dtsch.-Südwestafr. 2: 143-167 (page 154, subspecies/race of megacephala)
  • 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 816, subspecies/race of megacephala)