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Pheidole hieraxHNS new species
Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
etymology Gr hieraxHNS, hawk.
Diagnosis Close to pugnaxHNS, and also somewhat less similar to the species listed in the heading, distinguished as follows. Major: dark yellow; rugoreticulum absent on head; all of posterior dorsal surface of head foveolate and opaque, but posterior lateral surface smooth and shiny; carinulae along midline of head extends halfway between eye level and occiput; transverse carinulae present on anterior edge bf pronotal dorsum; all of mesosoma and waist foveolate; all of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened; pronotal dorsum in dorsal-oblique view subangulate, not bilobous; a few long, sparse hairs present on dorsal surface of head, but mesosoma almost completely bare; propodeal spiracle elliptical.
Minor: head, mesosoma, and waist completely foveolate and almost bare of pilosity; anterior half of first gastral tergite shagreened; anterior propodeal face drops precipitously to metanotum in dorsal-oblique view.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.04, SL 0.68, EL 0.18, PW 0.58.
Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.60, SL 0.68, EL 0.12, PW 0.38.
color Major and minor: dark yellow.
Range Known only from the type locality.
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PANAMA: Barro Colorado Island (Diana E. Wheeler). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Elevations: collected at 100 m