Pheidole sinaitica Mayr , 1862

Bernhard Seifert, 2016, Inconvenient hyperdiversity - the traditional concept of “ PheIdole pallIdula ” includes four cryptic species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Soil Organisms 88 (1), pp. 1-18: 13

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.270253

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scientific name

Pheidole sinaitica Mayr , 1862
status

 

Pheidole sinaitica Mayr, 1862 

This taxon has been described from Sinai and is definitely no synomym of any member of the P. pallidula  complex. The original description states the presence of much longer and stronger longitudinal carinulae on dorsal head with notably microreticulate-corrugate interspaces and the presence of a transverse roof-like structure on posterior mesonotum.

Mayr description fits to a non-type specimen depicted in antweb.org under CASENT0263723. This specimen has a much longer scape and femur than seen in any member of the P. pallidula  complex.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole