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Revision as of 03:25, 18 November 2014

Pheidole stomachosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. stomachosa
Binomial name
Pheidole stomachosa
Wheeler, W.M., 1917

MCZ-ENT00008872 Pheidole stomachosa.hal.jpg

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Specimen Label

Little is known about this ant’s biology.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Distribution

Known only from Jamaica, hence a weakly defined endemic of the island. It coexists there with the closely related Pheidole bilimeki. (Wilson 2003)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Jamaica (type locality).

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Nomenclature

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

  • stomachosa. Pheidole floridana subsp. stomachosa Wheeler, W.M. 1917g: 459 (s.w.q.) JAMAICA. Raised to species: Wilson, 2003: 511.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

From Wilson (2003): DIAGNOSIS Nearly identical to Pheidole bilimeki and Pheidole floridana (q.v.). Differs from both in the mostly smooth and feebly shiny pronotum of the minor, and possibly the weakly bilobous outline of the pronotum in dorsal-oblique view; and from bilimeki in addition by the complete or near absence of shagreening from the first gastral tergite. There also may be small differences in the major in pilosity (as illustrated) and color (described below).

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.90, HL 0.96, SL 0.52, EL 0.12, PW 0.44. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.48, SL 0.46, EL 0.10, PW 0.26.

COLOR Major: body dark yellow, with slight reddish overtones (hence faintly “orange”), appendages clear yellow.

Minor: concolorous yellow.


Pheidole stomachosa Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

Museum of Comparative Zoology - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Type Locality Information

JAMAICA: Newton, 900 m, col. Charles T. Brues. (Wilson 2003)

Etymology

L stomachosa, angry, irritable. (Wilson 2003)

References

  • Wheeler, W. M. 1917g. Jamaican ants collected by Prof. C. T. Brues. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 61: 457-471 (page 459, soldier, worker, queen 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 511, fig. major, minor 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 511, Raised to species: new status)

Additional References

Wheeler, W. M. 1917g. Jamaican ants collected by Prof. C. T. Brues. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 61: 457–471.

Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. Text and images from this publication used by permission of the author.

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