Pheidole guineensis

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Pheidole guineensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. guineensis
Binomial name
Pheidole guineensis
(Fabricius, 1793)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • guineensis. Formica guineensis Fabricius, 1793: 357 (w.) GUINEA. Combination in Tetramorium: Mayr, 1862: 740; in Pheidole: Bolton, 1977: 94.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1977. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Oriental and Indo-Australian regions, and in Australia. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 36: 67-151 (page 94, Combination in Pheidole)
  • Fabricius, J. C. 1793. Entomologia systematica emendata et aucta. Secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonimis, locis observationibus, descriptionibus. Tome 2. Hafniae [= Copenhagen]: C. G. Proft, 519 pp. (page 357, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 740, Combination in Tetramorium)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Field Museum Collection, Chicago, Illinois (C. Moreau)
  • Pfeiffer M.; Mezger, D.; Hosoishi, S.; Bakhtiar, E. Y.; Kohout, R. J. 2011. The Formicidae of Borneo (Insecta: Hymenoptera): a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4:9-58