Pheidole cavifrons Emery

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 132

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Pheidole cavifrons Emery
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Pheidole cavifrons Emery  HNS 

Pheidole cavifrons Emery  HNS  1906c: 144. Syn.: Pheidole arciruga  HNS  Forel 1908h: 381, n. syn. Types Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova.

Etymology l cavifrons  HNS  , hollow front, evidently referring to the deep antennal scrobes.

Diagnosis Closest to longior  HNS  , somewhat less similar to aberrans  HNS  and obnixa  HNS  , distinguished as follows.

Major: head markedly elongate (Head Length/Head Width 1.39); concolorous yellow; hypostoma toothless; dorsal posterior half of head flat; frontal lobes in full-face view with lobose anterior margins; carinulae originating on frontal lobes end far short of midpoint between eyes and occiput; mesonotal convexity in side view reduced; propodeal spines strongly developed; promesonotum smooth and shiny.

Minor: pronotal dorsum covered by semicircular carinulae.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.76, HL 1.06, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.54. Minor: HW 0.46, HL 0.52, SL 0.34, EL 0.04, PW 0.32. color Major: concolorous medium yellow. Minor: concolorous pale yellow.

Range Recorded from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Uruguay; and Rio Grande do Sul and Parana, Brazil. biology The type colony of synonymous " arciruga  HNS  " was collected from a termite mound in Rio Grande do Sul.

figure Upper: lectotype, major (La Sierra, Uruguay). Lower: minor (" arciruga  HNS  " syntype, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, compared with cavifrons  HNS  paralectotype). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole