Pheidole tijucana Borgmeier

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 355

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole tijucana Borgmeier
status

 

Pheidole tijucana Borgmeier  HNS 

Pheidole tijucana Borgmeier  HNS  1927b: 59.

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the type locality.

diagnosis A member of the " jujuyensis  HNS  complex" of the larger fallax  HNS  group, comprising araneoides  HNS  , cuevasi  HNS  , durionei  HNS  , jujuyensis  HNS  , kugleri  HNS  , leonina  HNS  , leptina  HNS  , lucretii  HNS  , lupus  HNS  , paraensis  HNS  , punctithorax  HNS  , tijucana  HNS  , wallacei  HNS  , and wolfringi  HNS  . P. tijucana  HNS  is distinguished as follows.

Major: scape just attains occipital border; most of occiput vertex, and frontal lobes smooth and shiny; a small cluster of short longitudinal carinulae are gathered around midline at occiput; rugoreticulum on each side of head extends from eye to antennal fossa, anteriorly halfway between eye and anterior border of head, and posteriorly to halfway between eye and occipital border; mesopleuron and most of propodeum carinulate; propodeal spines equilaterally triangular.

Minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticle; occiput constricted to neck with broad nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.48, HL 1.54, SL 1.08, EL 0.22, PW 0.76.

Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.74, SL 1.14, EL 0.16, PW 0.44.

Color Major: concolorous rich reddish brown.

Minor: plain light brown except for head, which has a darker, reddish shade.

range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: syntype, major. Lower: syntype, minor. BRAZIL: Tijuca, Guanabara, Rio de Janeiro. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole