Pheidole brevicona

Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. -1--1: 667

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20017

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scientific name

Pheidole brevicona
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Pheidole brevicona  HNS  Mayr

Pheidole breviconus Mayr  HNS  1887: 585. Syn.: Pheidole kraepelini  HNS  Forel 190lm: 79, n. syn.

Types Naturhist. Mus. Wien.

Etymology L brevicona  HNS  , short cone, allusion unknown.

Diagnosis A heavily sculptured member of the tristis  HNS  group notable for the extensive rugoreticulation over much of the body in both the major and minor. Most similar to bambusarum  HNS  (but also compare aper  HNS  , dyctiota  HNS  , laeviventris  HNS  , lutzi  HNS  , risii  HNS  , rugatula  HNS  , senilis  HNS  , sigillata  HNS  , trachyderma  HNS  , and traini  HNS  ), differing in the major by the mostly smooth and shiny venter of the head, carinulate (as opposed to mostly rugoreticulate) vertex, the mostly smooth side of the pronotum, and the cone-shaped (as opposed to oval) postpetiolar node; larger size; and darker color.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.72, HL 1.78, SL 0.92, EL 0.24, PW 0.84. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.74, HL 0.84, SL 0.92, EL 0.14, PW 0.50.

Color Major: body and mandibles medium reddish brown, legs and antennae light reddish brown. Minor: body medium reddish brown, appendages brownish yellow.

Range Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina states, Brazil.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Santa Catarina. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pheidole