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|Senior synonym of Pheidole sloanei: Wilson, 2003A: 272.|
Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Etymology Refers to region of origin.
Diagnosis A brown member of the fallaxHNS group whose major has the dorsal surface of the head completely covered with longitudinal parallel carinulae, except the extreme occipital strip (seen in full-face view), which is smooth and shiny; pronotum and anterior mesonotum completely covered with transverse carinulae; postpetiolar node trapezoidal; anterior half of the first gastral tergite shagreened; and head densely covered with mostly erect to suberect hairs.
Measurements (mm) Syntype major: HW 1.12, HL 1.20, SL 0.96, EL 0.20, PW 0.58. Syntype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.66, SL 0.92, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.
Color Major: head medium brown, mesosoma dark brown, waist and gaster medium to dark brown, appendages light to medium brown.
Minor: body concolorous medium brown, appendages medium to yellowish brown.
Range Known only from Jamaica, an apparent endemic.
Figure Upper: syntype, major. Lower: syntype, minor. JAMAICA: Balaclava: Scale bars = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in scrubby secondgrowth veg., 1 times found in riparian wet forest, 1 times found in secondgrowth evergreen forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times strays, 1 times under bromeliad on fallen tree.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search.
Elevations: collected from 5 - 380 meters, 230 meters average