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Pheidole rochaiHNS Forel, new status
Types Mus. Hist.. Nat. Geneve.
Diagnosis A small yellow member of the diligensHNS group whose major has a moderately prominent mesonotal convexity as part of a bilobous promesonotal outline seen in dorsal-oblique view; short, equilaterally triangular propodeal spine; overall mostly smooth and shiny body with sculpturing on the head confined to the eye level and anterior to it, and composed exclusively of longitudinal carinulae; and abundant medium-length, erect pilosity.
Close to blumenauensisHNS, longiscapaHNS, perryorumHNS, tanyscapaHNS, and vafraHNS, but differing variously in head shape, eye size, sculpturing, and color. See also the less similar lemurHNS, pubiventrisHNS, seeldrayersiHNS, and variegataHNS, as illustrated. Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 0.92, HL 0.96, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.56. Paralectotype minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.60, SL 0.74, EL 0.12, PW 0.34. Color Major and minor: concolorous yellow.
Range Known with certainty only from the Ceara type series. I have not seen the series described by Santschi (1923d: 46) as " var. deflexa " from Paraguay.
Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. BRAZIL: Ceara. Scale bars = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in wet forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex sifted litter, 1 times at bait.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Winkler, 1 times bait.
Elevations: collected from 80 - 135 meters, 107 meters average
Type specimens: Lectotype of Pheidole rochai: casent0908224; paralectotype of Pheidole rochai: casent0908225; syntype of Pheidole lemur rochai: casent0904392, casent0904393; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Pheidole lemur rochai deflexa: casent0913344, casent0913345