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Pheidole quiaccana WheelerHNS
Pheidole quiaccana WheelerHNS 1925a: 13.
Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Etymology Name based on the type locality.
Diagnosis A medium-sized, brown member of the diligensHNS group characterized by the following combination of traits. Major: small convexity present on middle of profile of propodeal basal face in dorsal-oblique view; mesonotal convexity low and metanotal depression shallow, giving the mesosoma a more cylindrical form in side view than is usual for PheidoleHNS; pilosity of head sparse, but that of mesosoma and gaster dense, with some hairs unusually long; propodeal spine short; petiolar node trapezoidal. Minor: small convexity present on middle of profile of propodeal basal face in side view; pilosity dense everywhere on body, with many hairs extremely long; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; occiput broad and lacking nuchal collar. See also alpestrisHNS, accinotaHNS, and cameroniHNS.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.44 HL 1.44, SL (scape missing), EL 0.20, PW 0.68.
Paratype minor: HW 0.78, HL 0.84, SL 0.96, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.
Color Major: concolorous light reddish brown.
Minor: concolorous yellowish brown.
Range Known only from the type locality.
Figure Upper: lectotype, major (scape missing from specimen). Lower: paralectotype, minor. BOLIVIA: Quiacca. Scale bars = 1 mm.