Pheidole brunnescens , 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: 669

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole brunnescens
status

new status

Pheidole brunnescens  HNS  Santschi, new status

Pheidole bruchi var. brunnescens  HNS  Santschi 1929d: 285.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

Etymology ML brunnescens  HNS  , dusky, brown.

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

Major: pronotal dorsum longitudinally carinulate, with carinulae near midline straight and those near margin curving; head in full-face view subrectangular, the posterior half of dorsal face smooth and shiny and anterior half carinulate; humerus in dorsaloblique view low and rounded; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped. Minor: unknown.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.56, HL 1.70, SL 0.80, EL 0.20, PW 0.92.

color Major: body light reddish brown, mandibles medium reddish brown, other appendages yellow.

Range Known only from the type series.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Unique holotype, major. BRAZIL: Rio Negro, Parana. (Minor unknown.) Scale bar = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole