Collected in lowland rainforest. (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
Only known from the type locality.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- wardi. Pheidole wardi Wilson, 2003: 634, figs. (s.w.) HONDURAS.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS A very distinctive species, easily distinguished by the following combination of traits.
Major: posterior profile of dorsal head surface strongly concave; hypostomum 2-toothed; entire posterior half of cephalic dorsum and all of promesonotum rugoreticulate; propodeal spines very long and stout.
Minor: occiput and promesonotum rugoreticulate; lateral thirds of head in full-face view rugulose; humeri cornulate; propodeal spines very long and thin.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.10, SL 0.50, EL 0.14, PW 0.62. Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.52, SL 0.44, EL 0.10, PW 0.36.
COLOR Major: gaster and legs yellowish brown, rest of body and mandible reddish brown.
Minor: concolorous brownish yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
HONDURAS: Lancetilla, near Tela, col. William L. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the distinguished myrmecologist and field biologist Philip S. Ward.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 634, fig. major, minor described)
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Dattilo W. et al. 2019. MEXICO ANTS: incidence and abundance along the Nearctic-Neotropical interface. Ecology https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2944
- Longino J. T. L., and M. G. Branstetter. 2018. The truncated bell: an enigmatic but pervasive elevational diversity pattern in Middle American ants. Ecography 41: 1-12.
- Longino J. et al. ADMAC project. Accessed on March 24th 2017 at https://sites.google.com/site/admacsite/