Pheidole schwarzmaieri

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 750

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Pheidole schwarzmaieri


Pheidole schwarzmaieri  HNS  Borgmeier

Pheidole schwarzmaieri  HNS  Borgmeier 1939: 420.

Types Mus. Zool. Univ. Sao Paulo.

Etymology Eponymous.

diagnosis Similar to amata  HNS  , ambigua  HNS  , celaena  HNS  , fera  HNS  , germaini  HNS  , peruviana  HNS  , rutilana  HNS  , superba  HNS  , and vomer  HNS  , differing as follows. Major: large, rich reddish brown; center of median clypeal carinae projects forward as a short lobe; head subrectangular, elongate, with deep occipital cleft; posterior half of dorsal head surface smooth and shiny, anterior half carinulate; no rugoreticulum; small metanotal convexity present in addition to mesonotal convexity; propodeal spines in side view large and vertical to propodeal basal face; apex of petiolar node in side view tapers to a blunt point; mesosoma and waist foveolate and opaque.

Minor: occiput narrow, with nuchal collar; all of body foveolate and opaque except gaster, which is entirely smooth; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 2.02, HL 2.50, SL 1.00, EL 0.24, PW 0.80. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.64, HL 0.72, SL 0.84, EL 0.12, PW 0.42.

Color Major: head, mandibles, and mesosoma rich medium reddish brown; waist and gaster plain medium to dark brown; appendages yellowish brown.

Minor: head and gaster medium brown; mesosoma, waist, and appendages light brown.

Range Recorded from Goias, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, and Sao Paulo in southern Brazil and Misiones in northern Argentina (Kempf 1972b).

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major (with magnified profile of metanotum and surrounding area shown above side view; and below head, three hypostomas, the lectotype on the left and two examples from an Anapolis, Goias, series in the middle and on right). Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Goiania, Goias. Scale bars = 1 mm.