Pheidole minax , Wilson, E. O., 2003

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 721

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole minax
status

new species

Pheidole minax  HNS  new species

types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology L minax  HNS  , threatening.

Diagnosis Similar to species listed in heading above, with following differences. Major: unknown.

Minor: occiput narrow, with nuchal collar, and rugoreticulate; most of rest of dorsal head surface rugulose, only locally and weakly reticulate; propodeal spines as long as propodeal basal face; promesonotum rugoreticulate; postpetiolar dorsum rugulose; all of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened.

Measurements (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.84, HL 0.82, SL 0.90, EL 0.16, PW 0.58. Color Minor: body medium reddish yellow, appendages light reddish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Holotype, minor. PERU: Estacion Biologia Cocha Cashu, Manu National Park, Madre de Dios, 400 m (Diane W. Davidson). Major unknown. Scale bar = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole