Pheidole fariasana , 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: 155

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole fariasana
status

new species

Pheidole fariasana  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the type locality.

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

Major: medium to dark brown; rugoreticulum of head limited to small patches immediately mesad to each eye; posterior half of head capsule smooth and shiny; anterior strip of pronotal dorsum transversely carinulate, remainder of promesonotal dorsum smooth and shiny; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped; pilosity dense and long, especially on gaster.

Minor: dark brown with brownish yellow tarsi, posterior half of head capsule smooth and shiny; anterior strip of pronotal dorsum transversely carinulate, rest of pronotum smooth and shiny; occiput broad. Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.04, SL 0.82, EL 0.18, PW 0.54. Paratype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.68, SL 0.80, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

Color Major: head, lower half of pronotum, and appendages medium brown; remainder of body dark brown. Minor: body dark, almost blackish brown; tarsi brownish yellow; rest of appendages light to medium brown. range Known only from the type locality. Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. MEXICO: 1.5 km east of Gomez Farias, Tamaulipas, 425 m (Robert J. Hamton). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole