Pheidole alticola , 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: 368

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole alticola
status

new species

Pheidole alticola  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology l alticola  HNS  , dweller of high places, alluding to the type locality.

diagnosis a medium-sized, brown member of the flavens  HNS  group with contrasting yellow legs. Very similar to euryscopa  HNS  , which occurs at the same locality, and especially in its large, forward-placed eye and curved, backward-directed propodeal spines, but differing in the major in important details of pronotal form and sculpturing, extent of smooth area at and forward of the occiput, and in color.

See also the less similar albipes  HNS  , ebenina  HNS  , hazenae  HNS  , hedlundorum  HNS  , lustrata  HNS  , monteverdensis  HNS  , palenquensis  HNS  , and servilia  HNS  .

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.84, HL 1.00, SL 0.48, EL 0.14, PW 0.42.

Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.58, SL 0.50, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

Color Major and minor: body medium brown, appendages dark yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype minor. COLOMBIA: Parque Nacional Cuevas de Ias Guacheros, 10 km southeast of Palestina, 1900-2000 m (Charles Kugler and J. Hahn). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole