Pheidole wheeleri

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Pheidole wheeleri
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole polita)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole wheeleri
Mann, 1916

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Specimen Label

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


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • wheeleri. Pheidole (Pheidole) wheeleri Mann, 1916: 431, pl. 3, fig. 23 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of polita: Wilson, 2003: 734.


  • Mann, W. M. 1916. The Stanford Expedition to Brazil, 1911, John C. Branner, Director. The ants of Brazil. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 60: 399-490 (page 431, pl. 3, fig. 23 soldier, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, [ix] + 794 pp.: 794pp (page 734, Junior synonym of polita)