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Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
etymology Named after Russell A. Mittermeier, distinguished tropical biologist and conservationist.
Diagnosis Similar in various traits to the species listed above, differing as follows.
Major: almost all of dorsum of head, most of the sides of head, and almost all the mesosoma covered by carinulae; carinulae on anterior pronotal dorsum curve down and then along the lower pronotal margin; faint antennal scrobes present; in dorsal-oblique view, two denticles present on pronotal profde; in side view, petiolar node tapers to a point; postpetiole from above elliptical. Minor: most of dorsal and lateral surfaces of head, including occiput variously carinulate and rugulose; anterior third and dorsal margins of promesonotum rugulose to rugoreticulate; propodeal spines reduced to denticles. Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.10, SL 0.70, EL 0.14, PW 0.52. Paratype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.66, SL 0.66, EL 0.08, PW 0.46.
color Major: head, mesosoma, waist, and antennae light brown; gaster and legs dark yellow.
Range Known only from the type locality.
Biology The type series was collected in a savanna, from a termite mound. Winged queens were present in the nest 2 December.
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BOLIVIA: Serena de Huanchaca, Las Gamas,
Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado, Santa Cruz, 14AÃ‚Â°48'S 60AÃ‚Â°23 W, 700 m (Philip S. Ward). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Elevations: collected at 700 m