Pheidole riveti

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of riveti.


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Only known from the type locality.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 0.6217° to -3.085°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia, Ecuador (type locality).

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.





Images from AntWeb

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Paralectotype of Pheidole rivetiWorker. Specimen code casent0913421. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.


Images from AntWeb

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Lectotype of Pheidole rivetiWorker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0913420. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.


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

  • riveti. Pheidole riveti Santschi, 1911i: 278 (s.w.q.) ECUADOR. [Also described as new by Santschi, 1913h: 37.] See also: Wilson, 2003: 224.

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


From Wilson (2003): Similar in various ways to Pheidole alfaroi, Pheidole diana, Pheidole laelaps, Pheidole seligmanni and Pheidole tepuicola, distinguished as follows.

Major: propodeal spine reduced to obtuse angle in side view, right angle in dorsal-oblique view; postpetiolar node in side view suppressed, in dorsal view narrow and bell-shaped; occipital margin smooth; carinulae originating on frontal lobes spread laterally as they approach occipital margin; propodeal dorsum and margins of promesonotal dorsum transversely carinulate.

Minor: head “tiger-striped” with semicircular carinulae, as depicted; propodeal dorsum transversely carinulate; occiput narrow but lacks nuchal collar; postpetiolar node in side view suppressed and entire postpetiole cylindrical.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.12, HL 1.16, SL (scapes missing), EL 0.14, PW 0.54. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.76, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.40.

COLOR Major: concolorous light brown.

Minor: concolorous medium brown.

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Figure. Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Lectotype Specimen Labels

Type Material

ECUADOR: El Angel, near Tulcán,north-central Ecuador, 3000 m, col. P. Rivet. Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel - as reported in Wilson (2003)


Named after the collector, P. Rivet. (Wilson 2003)


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).