Pheidole magrettii

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Pheidole magrettii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. magrettii
Binomial name
Pheidole magrettii
Emery, 1887

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Type Label



Eguchi (2001) – P. magrettii is doubtless closely related to Pheidole nodgii and Pheidole tjibodana. The differences between the examined specimens of P. magrettii and the type series of the two “forms” of P. nodgii are as follows: lateral surface of occipital lobe of the major largely smooth and shining in the former, while reticulate, with enclosures punctured and dull in the latter; propodeal spine 2.5 times as long as the diameter of propodeal spiracle in the major and 1.5 times in the minor in the former, while more than 3.5 times in both the subcastes in the latter.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 4.85° to -6.468919°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.





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

  • magrettii. Pheidole magrettii Emery, 1887b: 462 (s.w.) INDONESIA (Java). Senior synonym of maxwellensis: Eguchi, 2001a: 15.
  • maxwellensis. Pheidole nodgii r. maxwellensis Forel, 1913k: 40 (s.w.) WEST MALAYSIA. Junior synonym of magrettii: Eguchi, 2001a: 15.

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


Type Material

Eguchi (2001) – Major and minor; type locality: Cibodas, Java. Two syntypes (major, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa) were examined.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics