Pheidole rhytifera , 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: 739

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole rhytifera
status

new species

Pheidole rhytifera  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L rhytifera  HNS  , bearing a horn, referring to the profile of the frontal lobe.

Diagnosis Similar to the species listed in the heading above, differing in the following combination of traits.

Major: shallow antennal scrobes present; frontal lobe in side view angulate and turning upward; postpetiole sharply cornulate; posterior half of head and all the rest of the body smooth and shiny.

Minor: occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar; humerus with tooth in dorsal-oblique view; propodeal spine reduced and erect; entire body and head smooth and shiny.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.34, HL 1.44, SL 0.60, EL 0.10, PW 0.76. Paratype minor: HW 0.58, HL 0.60, SL 0.66, EL 0.12, PW 0.36. Color Major and minor: light brown.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. VENEZUELA: Rancho Grande, Parque Nacional Pittier, 1000-1200 m (J. D. Weintraub). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole