Pheidole renae , 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: 497

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole renae
status

new species

Pheidole renae  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology In honor of my wife and helper Irene (Renee) Wilson.

Diagnosis A distinctive member of the flavens  HNS  group, separable in the major, by the rugoreticulate occiput and anterior pronotal dorsum, cornulate humerus, steep descent of the posterior mesonotum in profde to the metanotum, and shagreened anterior half of the first gastral tergite. The minor has an obtusely angular humerus in dorsal-oblique view and steep descent of the posterior mesonotal profile. Similar to geminata  HNS  and lemnisca  HNS  .

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.12, HL 1.12, SL 0.62, EL 0.18, PW 0.54. Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.60, SL 0.64, EL 0.12, PW 0.36. color Major: concolorous dark yellow. Minor: concolorous medium yellow.

Range Mid-elevation Talamancas and Cordillera de Tilaran (Longino 1997).

Biology Leaf litter in wet forest (Longino 1997).

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COSTA RICA: Rio Penas Blancas, Prov. Alajuela, lO^N 84A°34'W, 800 m (J. T. Longino). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole