Pheidole euryscopa

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

This species is only known from type specimens. Nothing is known about its biology.


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Only known from the type locality.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 1.659714° to 1.659714°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.


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.




Images from AntWeb

Pheidole euryscopa jtlc000016371 l 1 high.jpgPheidole euryscopa jtlc000016371 h 1 high.jpg
Paratype Pheidole euryscopaWorker (major/soldier). Specimen code jtlc000016371. Photographer Skyler Oswald, uploaded by University of Utah. Owned by MCZC.


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

  • euryscopa. Pheidole euryscopa Wilson, 2003: 415, 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.


Similar in various traits to Pheidole albipes, Pheidole alticola, Pheidole camilla, Pheidole ebenina, Pheidole hazenae, Pheidole lustrata, Pheidole monteverdensis, Pheidole palenquensis and Pheidole servilia, differing as follows.

Major: reddish yellow; eyes set well forward on head; long, curved, backward-directed propodeal spines; weakly cornulate pronotal humeri; weak mesonotal convexity; and mostly carinulate cephalic dorsum with smooth occiput.

Minor: long, backward-directed propodeal spines.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 1.02, SL 0.56, EL 0.16, PW 0.46. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.60, SL 0.52, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.

COLOR Major: head and gaster medium reddish yellow with local patches of brownish tinge. Rest of body, and appendages, light to medium reddish yellow.

Minor: medium reddish yellow, appendages plain medium yellow.

Pheidole euryscopa Wilson 2003.jpg

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

Type Material

COLOMBIA: Parque Nacional Cuevas de los Guacheros, 10 km southeast of Palestina, Huila, 1900–2000 m, col. C. Kugler and J. Hahn. Museum of Comparative Zoology


Gr euryscopa, wide view, referring to the large, forward-placed eyes.