Pheidole quadrispinosa

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Pheidole quadrispinosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. quadrispinosa
Binomial name
Pheidole quadrispinosa
(Smith, F., 1865)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), New Guinea.


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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.

  • armatus. Pheidolacanthinus armatus Smith, F. 1865: 75, pl. 4, fig. 8 (s.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of quadrispinosa: Donisthorpe, 1938a: 144.
  • quadrispinosa. Myrmica quadrispinosa Smith, F. 1865: 72, pl. 4, fig. 6 (w.) INDONESIA (Salwatty I.). Donisthorpe, 1941b: 38 (q.m.). Combination in Pheidole: Mayr, 1878: 677; in P. (Pheidolacanthinus): Emery, 1921f: 82. Senior synonym of smithi (unnecessary replacement name): Dalla Tore, 1893: 95; of armatus: Donisthorpe, 1938a: 144.
  • smithi. Pheidole smithi Emery, 1887b: 464. [Unnecessary replacement name for quadrispinosa.] Junior synonym of quadrispinosa: Dalla Torre, 1893: 95.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Myrmica quadrispinosa

Holotype worker minor in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “S” (= Salwatty I.).

Pheidolacanthinus armatus

Holotype worker major in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “S.” (= Salwatty I.).

Description

References

  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 95, senior synonym of smithi (unnecessary replacement name))
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1938a. Five new species of ant, chiefly from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(1): 140-148 (page 144, senior synonym of armatus)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1941b. New ants from Waigeu Island, New Guinea, and the Solomons. Entomologist 74: 36-42 (page 38, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 82, Combination in P. (Pheidolacanthinus))
  • Mayr, G. 1879. Beiträge zur Ameisen-Fauna Asiens. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 28: 645-686 (page 677, Combination in Pheidole)
  • Smith, F. 1865a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects from the islands of Sumatra, Sula, Gilolo, Salwatty, and New Guinea, collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 8: 61-94 (page 72, pl.4, fig. 6 worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Donisthorpe H. 1947. Pheidole (Pheidolacanthinus) striatus sp. n. from New Guinea, with notes on the subgenus Pheidolacanthinus F. Smith (Hym., Formicidae). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 83:172-174.
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1941. New Ants From Waigeu Island, New Guinea, And the Solomons. The Entomologist (74):36-43.
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1941. New Ants from Waigeu Island, New Guinea and the Solomons. The Entomologist. 74:36-43.
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1943. The Ants of Waigeu Island, North Dutch New Guinea. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 11 (10): 433-475.
  • Emery C. 1887. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25(5): 427-473.
  • Emery, C. "Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine)." Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) (2) 5, no. 25 (1887): 427-473.
  • Smith F. 1865. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects from the islands of Sumatra, Sula, Gilolo, Salwatty, and New Guinea, collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace. Journal and Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology 8: 61-94.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.