Pheidole ceibana , 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: 394

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole ceibana
status

new species

Pheidole ceibana  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Pertaining to Ceiba, near the type locality.

diagnosis Similar to dentigula  HNS  , harrisonfordi  HNS  , lemnisca  HNS  , metallescens  HNS  , peltastes  HNS  , perkinsi  HNS  , renae  HNS  , ruida  HNS  , tayrona  HNS  , and xyston  HNS  , differing as follows.

Major: very small; brown with pale yellow appendages; promesonotum smoothly semicircular in profile; heavily rugoreticulate

occiput; and unstriped gaster.

Minor: head smooth, almost entirely sculpture-free.

measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.64, HL 0.70, SL 0.38, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

Paratype minor: HW 0.36, HL 0.40, SL 0.38, EL 0.08, PW 0.22.

color Major and minor: body medium brown, appendages pale yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Collected from a piece of rotting wood on a steep, forested slope.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. HONDURAS: 13 km south of La Ceiba, Atlantida Department, 130 m (W. L. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole