Pheidole sarpedon , 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: 749

publication ID

20017

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pheidole sarpedon
status

new species

Pheidole sarpedon  HNS  new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Gr Sarpedon  HNS  , mythical commander of Priam's Lycian allies.

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

Major: reddish yellow; occipital cleft deep and rounded; postpetiolar venter with prominent forward-directed lobe; humerus in dorsaloblique view elevated prominently as a lobe; propodeal spines vertical to propodeal basal face; carinulae cover anterior half of dorsal head surface, and those mesad to eye bend inward; postpetiolar node from above conulate. Minor: unknown.

Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.46, HL 1.60, SL 0.80, EL 0.14, PW 0.68.

Color Major: body medium to dark reddish yellow, mandibles and antennal scapes reddish brown, legs light reddish yellow.

Range Known only from the type locality.

biology Unknown.

Figure Holotype, major. ECUADOR: Limoncocha, Napo, 250 m (Stewart B. and Jarmila Kukalova-Peck). (Minor unknown.) Scale bar = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole