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Extant: 5 valid subspecies
P. fusco-ferruginea; abdominis basi pallide testacea; femoribus medio incrassatis, basi tenuibus.
Worker. Length 3 lines. Obscurely ferruginous, the scape of the antennae, the base of the femora and the tibiae pale ferruginous; the base of the abdomen pale testaceous; the head and thorax with deep coarse longitudinal furrows; the flagellum blackish-brown towards its apex, with the extreme tip pale. Thorax: the anterior margin slightly rounded with the lateral angles very acute; the femora very thickly incrassate in the middle; the apex of the tibiae ferruginous. Abdomen smooth and shining; the basal half pale testaceous, the apical half and the following segments black; the nodes of the petiole rugose; the first node elongate, with a short acute tooth at the base above, and a blunt one beneath.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in Dry Sclero., 1 times found in Euc. savanna, 1 times found in ex garden, 1 times found in Lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Poor swampy rainforest, 0 times found in Relict rainforest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on tree trunk, 1 times ex trunks and tops of felled Ficus, 1 times ex trunks & tops, recently felled trees, 1 times ex top of felled Ficus, 1 times on vine, 0 times on tree, 1 times on bole of tree, 1 times on bole of dead tree.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Malaise trap.
Elevations: collected from 50 - 1250 meters, 917 meters average