This species is only known from type specimens. Nothing is known about its biology.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Only known from the type locality.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- oaxacana. Pheidole oaxacana Wilson, 2003: 476, figs. (s.w.) MEXICO.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: a broad rugoreticulum occurs between eye, antennal fossa, and frontal carina on each side of the head; midclypeus partially carinulate, and carinulae travel from the frontal lobes across the vertex but fall short of the occiput; all of head and mesosoma foveolate and opaque; anterior half of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened; occipital cleft broad and deep; propodeal spines robust and backward-directed; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped.
Minor: eye set well forward on head; propodeal spines half as long as the propodeal basal face and backward-directed; pilosity sparse; occiput broad, its margin concave, and lacking nuchal collar. All of head and mesosoma foveolate and opaque.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 1.00, SL 0.50, EL 0.14, PW 0.46. Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.52, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.32.
COLOR Major: body and mandibles medium reddish brown, other appendages dark yellow.
Minor: concolorous light reddish yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
MEXICO: 10 km south of Valle Nacional, Oaxaca, 610 m, col. S. Peck. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the state of origin of the type colony.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 476, fig. major, minor described)