Pheidole sabina , 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: 747

publication ID

20017

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scientific name

Pheidole sabina
status

new species

Pheidole sabina  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology L sabina  HNS  , given female name, as Sabina, wife of Hadrian.

diagnosis Similar in various ways to balzani  HNS  , brunnescens  HNS  , exarata  HNS  , excubitor  HNS  , fabricator  HNS  , germaini  HNS  , hispaniolae  HNS  , nigella  HNS  , prattorum  HNS  , sarpedon  HNS  , tristis  HNS  , tristops  HNS  , and unicornis  HNS  , and differing as follows.

Major: pilosity very dense and long, with many of the hairs more than 2X Eye Length; a rugoreticulum extends from eye to antennal fossa and frontal lobe on each side of head; carinulae along midline of head reach occiput; occipital corners smooth; humerus in dorsal-oblique view high; mesonotal convexity very low; postpetiole from above spinose.

Minor: occiput broad, slightly concave, lacking nuchal collar; promesonotal profile smoothly semicircular; petiolar node from side tapers to a point; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.08, HL 1.16, SL 0.60, EL 0.12, PW 0.60. Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.54, SL 0.50, EL 0.06, PW 0.34.

Color Major: body and head medium brown except for head anterior to eyes, which is brownish yellow; legs dark yellow. Minor: body and head light brown except for head anterior to eyes, which is yellow; appendages yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. MEXICO: 3 km south of Huatusco, km 38 on Fortin Road, Veracruz (Cornell University Mexico Field Party, August 1960). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole