The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole spinulosa Forel

rugaticeps group - major postpetiole scarcely or not wider than long, rounded or at most slightly angled at sides

Pheidole spinulosa Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Lesotho (Pheidole spinulosa n. sp., Forel, 1910e: 438, all forms) collector Wroughton - see below.
subspecies
conigera (Pheidole spinulosa Forel, subsp. conigera n. subsp., Forel, 1910e: 440, major) from South Africa - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0907797
messalina (Pheidole spinulosa Forel, subsp. Messalina n. subsp., Forel, 1910e: 440, major & male) from Lesotho - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0101612
unavailable names
nexa (Pheidole spinulosa Forel, subsp. Messalina For. v. nexa n.v., Forel, 1913a: 129, major & minor from Zimbabwe - see below
poweri (Pheidole spinulosa For. r. Messalina For. v. Poweri n.v., Forel, 1914d: 241, major & minor) from South Africa - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0907799
all forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .


{Pheidole spinulosa}Forel's (1910e) descriptions are at {original description} and of messalina and conigera at {original description} . Arnold (1920a) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a) gave a translation of messalina, this is at {original description}. Forel's (1913a) description of nexa is at {original description}. Forel's (1914d) description of poweri is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a) gave an illustrated translation of nexa and poweri, this is at {original description}.


{Pheidole spinulosa}The photomontage of the type major is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0907795.


{Pheidole spinulosa minor}The photomontage of the type minor is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0907796


{Pheidole spinulosa nexa}he photomontage of the nexa type collection major is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0101612; note the scale on the source photographs for the profile and dorsum is wrong.


{Pheidole spinulosa nexa minor}The photomontage of the nexa type collection minor is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0101611.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Pheidole spinulosa
B Taylor det.

Congo
Y Braet
t-1-18

19.viii.2007
Brazzaville
4 15' 33" S
15 17' 5" E
24h pitfall trap; forest around the GERDIB laboratories; 317 m asl

2
{album}
Pheidole spinulosa
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 141

Pongara
0034' N
0919' E
1518'33" E
Riverine leaf litter; 72 h winkler funnel
1
{album}

{Pheidole spinulosa}The photomontage is of a minor specimen from Congo, Brazzaville; collectors Yves Braet & Eric Zassi (t 1.18).


{Pheidole spinulosa}The photomontage is of a minor specimen from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet.

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