Pheidole bureni , Wilson, E. O., 2003

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 150

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole bureni
status

new species

Pheidole bureni  HNS  new species

types Florida State Collection of Arthropods; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Named after the collector, the late American myrmecologist William F. Buren.

Diagnosis A member of the crassicornis  HNS  group distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: scape flattened at base; head in side view narrowed, its posterior dorsal surface flat; in full-face view, occipital border deeply concave and occipital lobes subangulate; propodeal spines long and vertical to propodeal dorsal face; pronotum transversely carinulate; mesosoma and waist completely foveolate and opaque; pilosity very sparse.

Minor: all of body foveolate and opaque except gaster, which is smooth and shiny; carinulae mesad to eyes extend to occiput. measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.50, HL 1.58, SL 0.80, EL 0.24, PW 0.76. Paratype minor: HW 0.72, HL 0.80, SL 0.80, EL 0.20, PW 0.48.

Color Major: bicolorous, with all of body reddish yellow except gaster, which is medium to dark reddish brown. Range Known only from the type locality. Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype minor. TEXAS: Alice, Jim Wells Co., southern Texas (William F. Buren). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole