Pheidole breviscapa , 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: 383

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole breviscapa
status

new status

Pheidole breviscapa  HNS  Forel, new status

Pheidole flavens var. breviscapa  HNS  Forel 1899e: 77. Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve.

Etymology L breviscapa  HNS  , short-stemmed, alluding to the length of the antennal scapes.

diagnosis A marginal member of the " flavens  HNS  complex" within the larger flavens  HNS  group, comprising asperithorax  HNS  , breviscapa  HNS  , bruchella  HNS  , caracalla  HNS  , exigua  HNS  , flavens  HNS  , orbica  HNS  , and sculptior  HNS  . Distinguished in the major (the only caste known) by the combination of high, smooth convex, semicircular profde of the promesonotum; rudimentary, shallow antennal scrobes, whose surface is foveolate and opaque; presence of a small patch of rugoreticulum between the eye and antennal fossa; dorsum of head covered by longitudinal carinulae all the way to the occiput; sides of pronotum smooth and shiny, with remainder of mesosoma foveolate and opaque; and propodeal spines well developed and directed posteriorly.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.72, HL 0.72, SL 0.34, EL 0.08, PW 0.38.

Color Major: yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

biology Unknown.

Figure Unique holotype, major. GUATEMALA: Retalhuleu. (Minor unknown.) Scale bar = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole