Pheidole cryptocera

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

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (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.
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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.
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Biology

Castes

Images from AntWeb

    
Not ProvidedWorker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0199119. Photographer Adam Lazarus, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by EPEC.
    
Not ProvidedWorker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0219396. Photographer Adam Lazarus, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by EPEC.
    
Not ProvidedWorker. Specimen code casent0219509. Photographer Adam Lazarus, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by EPEC.
    
Syntype of Pheidole cryptoceraWorker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0904286. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MSNG, Genoa, Italy.
    
Syntype of Pheidole cryptoceraWorker. Specimen code casent0904287. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MSNG, Genoa, Italy.
    
Worker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0906635. Photographer Estella Ortega, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by HNHM, Budapest, Hungary.
    
Worker. Specimen code casent0906636. Photographer Estella Ortega, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by HNHM, Budapest, Hungary.

Nomenclature

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

  • cryptocera. Pheidole cryptocera Emery, 1900c: 324, pl. 8, figs. 26, 27 (s.w.q.) NEW GUINEA.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1900. Formicidarum species novae vel minus cognitae in collectione Musaei Nationalis Hungarici quas in Nova-Guinea, colonia germanica, collegit L. Biró. Publicatio secunda. Természetrajzi Füzetek 23: 310-338.
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on http://www.newguineants.org/. Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.