The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidologeton
Pheidologeton mayri Santschi

Pheidologeton mayri Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Namibia (Pheidologeton mayri nom. nov = Ph. hostilis Mayr 1862, non Smith 1858, Santschi, 1928f: 201, major worker) Swakop-Flusse (Mus. Holm) - no images on Antweb (December 2014)
Ettershank (1966) had it as from South Africa; wrongly cited as queen by Bolton (1995: 333).

Santschi's (1928f) note on assigning specimens described by Mayr (1866b: 899; Santschi had it as 1862) as Ph. hostilis is at {original description} - Santschi noted the F Smith specimen of "Atta hostilis" had the soldier at TL 3 mm and the queen as TL 6.2 mm. Mayr's (1866b) description of the "operaria", TL 11 mm; is at {original description}, the specimen was in the Holm Museum.

2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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