Pheidole durionei , Wilson, E. O., 2003

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 288

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole durionei
status

new status

Pheidole durionei  HNS  Santschi, new status

Pheidole wolfringi st. durionei  HNS  Santschi 1923d: 51.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology Eponymous.

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. durionei  HNS  is distinguished as follows.

Major: antennal scape exceeding occipital corner by 2X its own maximum width; carinulae on dorsal surface of head reaching almost all the way to the occiput, which is foveolate and opaque; rugoreticulum on head stretches on each side from eye to antennal fossa and anteriorly almost to the anterior border of the head; margins of pronotal dorsum foveolate; propodeal spines equilaterally triangular; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped, with angular lateral margins.

Minor: propodeal spines reduced to barely discernible denticles; region mesad to and forward from eyes foveolate; occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.20, HL 1.34, SL 1.22, EL 0.24, PW 0.60. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.74, SL 1.08, EL 0.16, PW 0.40.

color Major: body and appendages light reddish brown except for gaster, which is plain medium brown. Minor: concolorous brownish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. ARGENTINA: Tanti Viejo, Cordoba. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole