Pheidole pyriformis

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Pheidole pyriformis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole bos)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole pyriformis
Clark, 1938

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Specimen labels

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Pheidole bos.


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

  • pyriformis. Pheidole pyriformis Clark, 1938: 371, figs. 10, 11 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Junior synonym of bos: Heterick, 2021: 19.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Clark J. 1938. The Sir Joseph Banks Islands. Reports of the McCoy Society for Field Investigation and Research. Part 10. Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria (n.s.)50: 356-382.
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.