Pheidole plato , 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: 147

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole plato
status

new species

Pheidole plato  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology For the philosopher, chosen to set it off from the related species socrates  HNS  . diagnosis Similar to biconstricta  HNS  and socrates  HNS  .

Major and minor: first gastral tergite smooth and shiny; in side and dorsal-oblique view, profde of posterior half of pronotal dorsum

raised as a low subangular prominence; color distinctive (see below); pilosity very sparse.

Major: only a small trace of rugoreticulum present between eye and antennal fossa and located close to the fossa.

Minor: relatively broad occipital border in full-face view.

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.44, HL 1.44, SL 0.84, EL 0.20, PW 0.66. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.64, SL 0.80, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

color Major: body and mandibles light yellowish brown, other appendages dark yellow. Minor: body medium brown, appendages light brown. range Known only from the type series. Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. ECUADOR: 22 km southwest of Puyo, Pastaza Prov. (Stewart B. and Jarmila Kukalova-Peck). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole