The Cundinamarca and Meta series were collected from steep forested slopes. (Wilson 2003)
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Known from the type locality; and from near Villavicencio, Meta; and from Mocoa, Putumayo, 610 m, col. Charles Kugler. The record of P. oliveirai recorded by Fernandes et al. (1994) from San Antonio de Posse, São Paulo, is in error, due to my own misidentification. The species they studied is actually Pheidole oxyops, a member of the diligens group (q.v.). (Wilson 2003)
Latitudinal Distribution Pattern
Latitudinal Range: 4.25° to -22.58333333°.
- Source: AntMaps
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
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.
- oliveirai. Pheidole oliveirai Wilson, 2003: 332, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: brown; rugoreticulum on head limited to space between eye and antennal fossa on each side, preceded anteriorly by longitudinal carinulae and posteriorly by rugulae that travel from the frontal lobes to the side of the head; rear half of ventral side of head smooth; nadir of occipital concavity moderate; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; vertex smooth.
Minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticles; occiput narrow, with nuchal collar.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.38, HL 1.54, SL 0.94, EL 0.22, PW 0.66. Paratype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.74, SL 0.86, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.
COLOR Major: body light brown except for anterior fourth of head capsule, which is brownish yellow, and gaster, which is dark brown.
Minor: body light brown, appendages light brown, tending toward yellowish brown.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: Bogotá-Villavicencio Highway, Km 79, Cundinamarca, col. W. L. Brown and I. de Polonia. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after Paulo S. Oliveira, distinguished Brazilian myrmecologist and ecologist.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 332, fig. major, minor described)
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Fernandes W. D., P. S. Oliveira, S. L. Carvalho, and M. E. M. Habib. 1994. Pheidole ants as potential biological control agents of the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Southeast Brazil. Journal of Applied Entomology 118: 437-441