The Cerro Campana series was collected from leaf litter on the floor of rainforest. A winged queen was collected with the type colony on 29 June 1976. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Known from the type locality and from Cerro Campana, Panama, 950 m, col. A. Newton.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- jivaro. Pheidole jivaro Wilson, 2003: 713, figs. (s.w.) ECUADOR.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: a low, long convexity emerges from the mid-clypeus, as illustrated; pilosity long, with a few hairs on mesosomal dorsum over 1.5X Eye Length; mesonotal convexity very low, giving promesonotum in side view a newly smooth semicircular profile, postpetiole from above oval; almost all of posterior third of head smooth and shiny; anterior fringe of pronotum carinulate and most of mesopleuron foveolate.
Minor: occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar; pilosity long, with some hairs on dorsum of head greater than Eye Length.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.06, HL 1.20, SL 0.60, EL 0.14, PW 0.54. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.70, SL 0.84, EL 0.14, PW 0.38.
COLOR Major: body and mandibles brownish yellow, other appendages plain dark yellow.
Minor: head and mesosoma dark brown; waist and gaster light to medium brown; mandibles and tarsi yellow; other appendages brownish yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
ECUADOR: Misahualli, Napo, col. C. Tarrant. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the celebrated indigenous Amerindian tribe.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 713, fig. major, minor described)