Pheidole rinae

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Pheidole rinae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. rinae
Binomial name
Pheidole rinae
Emery, 1900

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Pheidole rinae.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • rinae. Pheidole rinae Emery, 1900d: 687 (s.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). See also: Eguchi, 2001a: 22; Eguchi, Yamane & Zhou, 2007: 269.

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



Eguchi 2001. Fig. 13. Lectotype of Pheidole rinae Emery: A, major, head in full-face view; B, same, head in profile; C, same, alitrunk in dorsal view; D, same, alitrunk in profile.

Eguchi (2001) - Major (lectotype). HL 0.99 mm; HW 0.91 mm; SL 0.47 mm; PW 0.46 mm; FL 0.63 mm; CI 92; SI 52; FI 69. Head broadest at 3/5 distance of head (from anterior margin of clypeus to posterior margin of occipital lobe) (Fig. 13A); head in profile impressed on vertex (Fig. 13B); anteroventral margin of cranium bearing 3 median processes. Clypeus without a median longitudinal carina. Eye situated at about 1/3 distance of head; distance between mandibular insertion and lower margin of eye 1.3 times as long as maximal diameter of eye. Frontal carina weak, extending to about 3/5 distance of head. Antennal scrobe present only around antennal insertion. Masticatory margin of mandible with apical and preapical tooth, and a distinct denticle in front of basal angle. Antenna with 3-segmented club; scape reaching about 2/3 distance of head; terminal segment ca. 1.2 times as long as preceding two segments together. Promesonotum forming a high dome, in profile with an inconspicuous prominence on its posterior declivity (Fig. 13D); dorsal portion of the dome weakly produced laterally (arrow in Fig. 13C). Mesopleuron with an inconspicuous transverse impression. Propodeal spine triangular, ca. 3 times as long as diameter of propodeal spiracle. Petiole ca. 1. 7 times as long as postpetiole; petiolar node in posterior view weakly emarginate at apex. Postpetiole 1.7 times as broad as petiolar node. Frons longitudinally rugose, with interspaces smooth and shining; dorsal face of occipital lobe reticulate, with enclosures punctured slightly but shining; narrow area below frontal carina weakly punctured; lateral face of head behind eye weakly rogoso-reticulate and weakly shining; dorsal face of promesonotum rugosoreticulate, with very weakly punctured enclosures; lateral face of promesonotum largely smooth and shining; the remainder of alitrunk, and petiole and postpetiole weakly punctured and dull; gaster smooth and shining.

Type Material

Eguchi (2001) - Major; type locality: Siboga, Sumatra. One syntype (major, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa) was examined, and is designated as the lectotype.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Eguchi K., S. Yamane, and S.Y. Zho. 2007. Taxonomic revision of the Pheidole rinae Emery complex. Sociobiology 50 (1): 275-284.
  • Eguchi K.; Bui T. V.; Yamane S. 2011. Generic synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), part I — Myrmicinae and Pseudomyrmecinae. Zootaxa 2878: 1-61.
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  • Emery, C. "Formiche raccolte da Elio Modigliani in Sumatra, Engano e Mentawei." Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) (2) 20, no. 40 (1900): 661-722.
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