Pheidole perkinsi , 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: 485

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole perkinsi
status

new species

Pheidole perkinsi  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Named after the collector and entomologist Philip D. Perkins.

Diagnosis Similar in various traits to albipes  HNS  , ceibana  HNS  , lemnisca  HNS  , peltastes  HNS  , renae  HNS  , tayrona  HNS  , and xyston  HNS  , differing as follows. Major: blackish brown body contrasts with pale yellow legs; shallow antennal scrobe present; on dorsal head surface, carinulae and rugulae covering anterior three-fourths of head give way to band of irregular rugoreticulum just in advance of occiput, which gives way in mm to the smooth occiput; eye narrow, placed far forward on head; humeri and metanotum rugoreticulate; postpetiole elliptical.

Minor: eye very large, set forward on the head so that it is separated from the anterior head margin by only about a Head Length; humerus denticulate; propodeal spine equilaterally triangular.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.76, HL 0.80, SL 0.48, EL 0.08, PW 0.42.

Paratype minor: HW 0.40, HL 0.44, SL 0.42, EL 0.08, PW 0.22.

color Major: body blackish brown except for genae, which are contrasting reddish yellow; mandibles reddish brown; other appendages pale yellow.

Minor: body blackish brown, appendages pale yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. DOMINICA (WEST INDIES): trail 0.2 km northeast of Ponte Casse, northwest slope of Morne Trois Pitons, St. Paul's Parish, 790 m (Philip D. Perkins). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole