The type colony was found in spring bamboo (Guadua) forest, nesting in a rotting log. A seed cache and males were present in the nest at the time of collection, 1–4 June. (Wilson 2003)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- tigris. Pheidole tigris Wilson, 2003: 354, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.
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A large, very distinctive member of the fallax group, recognizable as follows.
Major: “orange”; almost all of promesonotal and propodeal dorsa, as well as mesopleuron, covered by transverse carinulae; entire rear third of head, including occiput, rugoreticulate; and almost all the anterior two-thirds of the head carinulate, with no accompanying rugoreticulum; petiolar node from the side very high, strongly tapered toward the apex; postpetiolar node 2! broader than petiolar node from above, and elliptical in shape; body everywhere densely pilose.
Minor: yellow; all of posterior dorsal half of head and all of mesosomal dorsum transversely rugulose; propodeal spine absent; occiput drawn into a neck with broad nuchal collar.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 2.16, HL 2.28, SL 1.22, EL 0.34, PW 1.04. Paratype minor: HW 0.61, HL (including collar) 0.90, SL 1.34, EL 0.10, PW 0.50.
COLOR Major: body and antennae very light reddish brown (“orange”), with a dark reddish brown stripe running the length of the midline of the head anteriorly to include the frontal triangle; legs dark reddish yellow.
Minor: concolorous yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: 10 km south of San José del Palmer, Rio Torito, Chocó, col. Charles Kugler. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L tigris, tiger, i.e. “striped” like one with carinulae.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 354, fig. major, minor described)