Pheidole tayrona , 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: 518

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole tayrona
status

new species

Pheidole tayrona  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

etymology Named after the Tayrona  HNS  Park, in the region of origin.

Diagnosis A small, medium-brown member of the flavens  HNS  group with yellow appendages, marked in the major by distinct antennal scrobes with rugoreticulum confined to a small region just posterior to the scrobes.

Similar to charazana  HNS  of Colombia but the major differs in its lack of rugoreticulum on the humerus, shorter head, and more prominent mesonotal convexity.

See also bruchella  HNS  , kuna  HNS  , micon  HNS  , and tillandsiarum  HNS  .

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.74, HL 0.80, SL 0.44, EL 0.12, PW 0.38. color Major and minor: body medium brown, appendages yellow.

range Known only from the type locality.

biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Pueblito to south boundary of Tayrona Park, Magdalena (C. Kugler). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole