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Pheidole colimanaHNS new species
TYPES Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Etymology Named after the geographical origin of the type colony.
Diagnosis Major: distinguished in the diligensHNS group by small size, slender body form, and especially by a smooth and shiny pronotum and weak foveolation and feebly shiny to subopaque intercarinular spaces on the head.
Minor: in particular head foveolate and propodeum dentate, as opposed to head smooth and shining and propodeum rounded in cataractae.
Major and minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticles.
Close to cataractae, with differences in the propodeal spine and cephalic sculpturing as illustrated. Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 0.94, SL 0.72, EL 0.14, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.54, SL 0.70, EL 0.12, PW 0.30.
Color Major: gaster light to medium brown; rest of body and appendages brownish yellow.
Minor: concolorous dark yellow.
range Known only from the type locality.
Figure Holotype, major. (Minor not figured.) COLOMBIA: Mun. Buenaventura (Bajo Calima), Valle (William L. Brown and Richard B. Root). Scale bar = 1 mm.