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Pheidole fowleriHNS new species
types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Etymology Named after the prominent Brazilian myrmecologist H. G. Fowler.
Diagnosis A member of the diligensHNS group distinguished as follows.
Major and minor: yellow; propodeal spines directed backward in side view, forming a 135-degree angle with the basal propodeal face; entire head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque.
Major: carinulae on head do not reach beyond level of eye, and are absent on the mesal half of the frontal lobes; hairs on entire profile of first gastral sternite short and subappressed; almost all of central strip of gastral tergites shagreened.
Minor: all of head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque; anterior half of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened; in dorsal-oblique view, anterior face of propodeal dorsum drops precipitously to metanotum.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.00, HL 1.04, SL 0.66, EL 0.18, PW 0.52.
Paratype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.54, SL 0.60, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.
color Major: concolorous reddish yellow.
Minor: concolorous plain dark yellow.
Range Known only from type locality in Mato Grosso; and from Goiania and Morrinhos Junction, Goias. Biology Collected in savanna (cerrado) at Morrinhos Junction and rocky forest near Goiania (W. L. Brown).
figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Cuiaba, Mato Grosso (James C. Trager). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Elevations: collected at 200 m