The Ants of Africa
Genus Pheidole
Pheidole nigeriensis Santschi

megacephala-group - major - head width and length equal or subequal; mandibles relatively slender, with at most reduced teeth or denticles; postpetiole trapezoidal but without elongated lateral prominences. Minors without or variable development of a nuchal collar.

minima subgroup - major TL < 3.3 mm

Pheidole nigeriensis Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Nigeria (Pheidole nigeriensis n.sp., Santschi, 1914d: 340, major) collected at Olokemeji by F. Silvestri - no images on Antweb (March 2016); major only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Note: This may well be the senior synonym of Pheidole minuscula.

Images on Antweb listed as P. nigeriensis are probably wrongly identified.

Santschi's (1914d) description is at {original description}.

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.