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Pheidole reichenspergeriHNS Santschi
Pheidole reichenspergeriHNS Santschi 1923d: 49.
Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.
diagnosis A member of the diligensHNS group resembling in different traits the species listed in the heading above, and differing by the following combination of traits.
Major: antennal scape fails to reach the occipital corner by its own maximum width; a small convexity present on the metanotum; pilosity dense and very long, some of the hairs 2X the Eye Length; pronotum completely covered by transverse carinulae and foveolate; rugoreticulum absent on head; carinulae originating on frontal lobes reach posteriorly well beyond the level of the eye. Minor: pilosity extremely long, with some of the hairs more than 2X the Eye Length; humerus feebly subangulate in dorsal-oblique view; occiput with nuchal crest.
Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.14, HL 1.22, SL 0.88, EL 0.22, PW 0.64. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.74, SL 0.84, EL 0.14, PW 0.40. color Major and minor: light reddish brown, appendages brownish yellow.
range Known only from the type locality.
Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro. Scale bars = 1 mm.