Pheidole nitidicollis

Longino, J. T., 2009, Additions to the taxonomy of New World Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2181, pp. 1-90: 58

publication ID

22820

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/22F3C963-B2E6-8285-4A79-0882691C93C5

treatment provided by

Christiana

scientific name

Pheidole nitidicollis
status

 

Pheidole nitidicollis  HNS 

Pheidole dimidiata var. nitidicollis Emery  HNS  , 1896: 79. Lectotype major worker (here designated, as labeled by Wilson 2003) and associated paralectotype minor worker: Costa Rica, Jimenez [a site near present day La Selva Biological Station] (Alfaro) [ MCSN] (not examined). Subspecies of dimidiata  HNS  : Emery, 1922: 107. Raised to species: Wilson, 2003: 474.

Pheidole sagana Wheeler  HNS  , W.M. 1934: 169. Lectotype major worker (here designated, as labeled by Wilson 2003) and associated paralectotype minor worker: Mexico, Veracruz, Mirador (Skwarra) [ MCZ] (examined). See also: Wilson, 2003: 501. New synonymy.

Geographic Range

Mexico to Costa Rica.

Biology

This species occurs in mature wet forest. It is a relatively common arboreal ant, nesting in dead branches and under epiphytes. Colonies often appear large, with workers scattered over a wide area.

Comments

The conclusion of synonymy of P. sagana  HNS  under P. nitidicollis  HNS  is based on the illustrations of type material of P. nitidicollis  HNS  in Wilson (2003), the identification as P. nitidicollis  HNS  of abundant new material from near the type locality, and the direct comparison of that material with the types of P. sagana  HNS  .

MCSN

Italy, Genova, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria"

MCZ

USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole