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Pheidole tenuisHNS new species
types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Etymology L tenuisHNS, thin, referring to the body shape.
Major: scape just reaches occipital border; propodeal spines stout, one-fourth as long as basal propodeal face; postpetiolar node laterally angulate; lower mesopleuron and middle of propodeal side with short, broken rugulae; cephalic carinulae do not extend posteriorly beyond eye.
Minor: occiput narrowed but lacking nuchal collar; mesonotal convexity in side view very small and subangulate; genae lacking carinulae.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.80, HL 0.80, SL 0.84, EL 0.12, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.52, SL 0.62, EL 0.10, PW 0.28.
Color Major: head bicolorous, with narrow strip on clypeus and genae yellowish brown, and remainder dark brown; body concolorous dark brown.
Minor: body blackish brown, appendages medium brown.
Range Known only from the type locality.
Biology Collected from a slope covered by spiny bamboo (Guadua).
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Finca Los Guadales, 10 km south of San Jose del Palmar, Rio Torito, Choco, 760 m (Charles Kugler). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Elevations: collected at 760 m