Pheidole obnixa

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 138

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20017

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scientific name

Pheidole obnixa
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Pheidole obnixa  HNS  Forel

Pheidole arciruga r. obnixa  HNS  Forel 1913m: 231. Raised to species level by Santschi 1925e: 157. Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology L obnixa  HNS  , steadfast, resolute, allusion unknown.

diagnosis Similar to aberrans  HNS  , cavifrons  HNS  , and longior  HNS  , distinguished as follows.

Major: head comparatively short (Head Length/Head Width 1.2 mm, the same as aberrans  HNS  , much shorter than cavifrons  HNS  and longior  HNS  )', pronotal dorsum covered by widely spaced longitudinal carinulae, with those near the midline curving outward toward the rear; occiput covered by transverse carinulae; humerus, mesonotal convexity, and propodeal spines well developed; a low lobe present on profile of postpetiolar venter. Minor: pronotum covered by semicircular carinulae.

Measurements (mm) Paralectotype major (Rosario de Santa Fe, Argentina): HW 1.20, HL 1.34, SL 0.50, EL 0.14, PW 0.60. Lectotype minor (Buenos Aires): HW 0.52, HL 0.54, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.34. color Major: concolorous light brown.

Minor: mesosomal waist yellowish brown, head and gaster light brown. Range Buenos Aires, Cordoba, and Santa Fe, in Argentina. Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: paralectotype, major (Rosario de Santa Fe, Argentina; only tentatively associated with lectotype minor). Lower: lectotype, minor (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole