Pheidole teneriffana Forel, 1893

Bernhard Seifert, 2016, Inconvenient hyperdiversity - the traditional concept of “ PheIdole pallIdula ” includes four cryptic species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Soil Organisms 88 (1), pp. 1-18: 3

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.270253

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole teneriffana Forel, 1893
status

 

Pheidole teneriffana Forel, 1893 

Lectotype major worker (by present designation) labelled ‘ Ph. Teneriffana Forel  [major sign] type Las Palmas Canaries’, ‘ANTWEB CASENT 0249900’ and ‘Lectotype Pheidole teneriffana Forel 1893  , des. B. Seifert 2015 ’, stored in Muséum d’ Histoire Naturelle Genève.

Note: there are two localities named Las Palmas on Tenerife - one is situated directly at the northern shore and another one in the western mountains. As Forel wrote in the original description ‘Laguna Teneriffe’, the type locality should refer to the northern site [28.582, -16.166, 1]. It is also possible that the finding refers to Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria but then we have a severe disagreement with the published type locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole