Pheidole grundmanni M. R. Smith

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 543

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scientific name

Pheidole grundmanni M. R. Smith
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Pheidole grundmanni M. R. Smith  HNS 

Pheidole (Ceratopheidole) grundmanni M. R. Smith  HNS  1953e: 144.

Types Nat. Mus. Nat. Hist. U. S.; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the collector, A. W. Grundmann.

diagnosis A member of the granulata  HNS  group (4-segmented antennal club), close to clydei  HNS  and distinguished as follows.

Minor: propodeal spine more than half as long as the basal face of the propodeum anterior to it; petiolar node depressed, and petiole as a whole cylindrical; promesonotal profile in dorsal-oblique view forming a single smooth curve; occipital margin in full-face view broad and flat; carinulae of head reaching eye level; sides of pronotum smooth and shiny.

Measurements (mm) Paratype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.70, SL 0.80, EL 0.16, PW 0.40.

Color Minor: body concolorous yellowish brown; appendages medium yellow; body hairs a contrasting white.

Range Known only from the type locality.

biology The types were collected from beneath a stone at the foot of a narrowleaf cottonwood tree, near the mouth of Ashley Canyon several hundred meters below Merkeley Park.

Figure Paratype, minor. UTAH: Ashley Canyon, near Vernal, Uintah Co., 1800 m (A. W. Grundmann). Scale bar = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole