Pheidole rhombinoda

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Pheidole rhombinoda
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole nodus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole rhombinoda
Mayr, 1879

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Pheidole nodus.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • rhombinoda. Pheidole rhombinoda Mayr, 1879: 678 (s.) INDIA. Bingham, 1903: 251 (q.). Subspecies of noda: Wheeler, W.M. 1929f: 3; Santschi, 1937h: 371. Junior synonym of noda: Yasumatsu, 1962: 96. [Misspelled as rhomboida by Santschi, 1925f: 83.]


  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 251, queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1879. Beiträge zur Ameisen-Fauna Asiens. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 28: 645-686 (page 678, soldier described)
  • Santschi, F. 1937h. Fourmis du Japon et de Formose. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 77: 361-388 (page 371, subspecies of noda)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1929g. Some ants from China and Manchuria. Am. Mus. Novit. 361: 1-11 (page 3, subspecies of noda)
  • Yasumatsu, K. 1962. Notes on synonymies of five ants widely spread in the Orient (Hym.: Formicidae). Mushi 36: 93-97 (page 96, junior synonym of noda)