Pheidole excellens

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Pheidole excellens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. excellens
Binomial name
Pheidole excellens
Mayr, 1862

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Specimen Labels



A member of the excellens species group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ghana (type locality), Guinea, Ivory Coast.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • excellens. Pheidole excellens Mayr, 1862: 744 (s.) GHANA. Santschi, 1914d: 335 (w.). Current subspecies: nominal plus fulvobasalis, weissi.



  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 744, soldier described)
  • Santschi, F. 1914d. Formicides de l'Afrique occidentale et australe du voyage de Mr. le Professeur F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 8: 309-385 (page 335, worker described)