Pheidole jacobsoni

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Pheidole jacobsoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. jacobsoni
Binomial name
Pheidole jacobsoni
Forel, 1911

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Specimen Labels



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Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia (type locality), Malaysia, Philippines.
Oriental Region: Thailand.

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.

  • jacobsoni. Pheidole javana subsp. jacobsoni Forel, 1911b: 203 (s.w.q.m.) INDONESIA (Java). Subspecies of fervens: Bolton, 1995b: 323. Raised to species, senior synonym of orophila and material of the unavailable name taipingensis referred here: Eguchi, 2004: 200.
  • orophila. Pheidole orophila Eguchi, 2001b: 85, figs. 32, 62 (s.w.) WEST MALAYSIA. Junior synonym of jacobsoni: Eguchi, 2004: 200.

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


Type Material

Pheidole orophila (Eguchi 2001) - Holotype Major, colony: Eg00-WM-001, Cameron Highlands (ca. 1500 malt.), W. Malaysia (Southern Malay Peninsula), K. Eguchi leg., 2000, deposited in Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong. Paratypes 14 majors and 15 minors from the same colony to which the holotype belongs, deposited in The Natural History Museum, FRIM, Museum Brunei, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna and Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


  • Eguchi, K. 2004. Taxonomic revision of two wide-ranging Asian ants, Pheidole fervens and P. indica (Insecta: Hymenoptera, Formicidae), and related species. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien B. Bot. Zool. 105(B): 189-209 (page 200, figs. 4a-h, 7f; Tab.1, major, minor worker described; raised to species; senior synonym of orphila)
  • Forel, A. 1911b. Ameisen aus Java beobachtet und gesammelt von Herrn Edward Jacobson. II. Theil. Notes Leyden Mus. 33: 193-218 (page 203, soldier, worker, queen, male described)