Pheidole charazana

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Pheidole charazana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. charazana
Binomial name
Pheidole charazana
Wilson, 2003

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Specimen Labels

This species is only known from the type series. It was collected from beneath a rock in a montane cultivated field. (Wilson 2003)

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Only known from the type locality.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 4.4425° to -4.1°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Minor

Major

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • charazana. Pheidole charazana Wilson, 2003: 398, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

A small, yellow member of the flavens group distinguished in the major by prominently projecting frontal lobes seen in side view, shallow antennal scrobes, somewhat elongate head, conulate postpetiolar nodes, and rugoreticulae at the ends of the scrobes and on the humeri.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.68, HL 0.86, SL 0.38, EL 0.08, PW 0.40. Paratype minor: HW 0.42, HL 0.46, SL 0.40, EL 0.08, PW 0.28.

COLOR Major: body and mandibles dark yellow, legs medium yellow.

Minor: body dark yellow, mandibles and other appendages medium yellow.


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Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

COLOMBIA: Chipaque, Charaza Mun., Cundinamarca, col. W. L. Brown and I. De Polania. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

Named after the place of origin.

References