Pheidole charazana , 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: 398

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole charazana
status

new species

Pheidole charazana  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Named after the place of origin.

Diagnosis A small, yellow member of the flavens  HNS  group distinguished in the major by prominently projecting frontal lobes seen in side view, shallow antennal scrobes, somewhat elongate head, conulate postpetiolar nodes, and rugoreticulae at the ends of the scrobes and on the humeri.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.68, HL 0.86, SL 0.38, EL 0.08, PW 0.40. Paratype minor: HW 0.42, HL 0.46, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.28. color Major: body and mandibles dark yellow, legs medium yellow. Minor: body dark yellow, mandibles and other appendages medium yellow.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology The type series was collected from beneath a rock in a montane cultivated field.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Chipaque, Charaza Mun., Cundinamarca (W. L. Brown and I. De Polania). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole