The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidologeton Pheidologeton mayri Santschi
Pheidologeton mayri Santschi
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
Mayr (1866b: 899; Santschi had it as 1862) as Ph. hostilis is
at - 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 , the specimen was in the Holm Museum.