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Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Major: antennal scrobe present, its surface weakly foveolate; occiput rugoreticulate, with remainder of dorsal head surface longitudinally carinulate; carinulae near the cephalic midline curving inward; promesonotal dorsal profde forms a single high, semicircular curve.
Minor: almost identical to that of sospesHNS (see illustration of that species). Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.74, HL 0.80, SL 0.36, EL 0.06, PW 0.34. Paratype minor: HW 0.38, HL 0.40, SL 0.34, EL 0.06, PW 0.24. Color Major: concolorous medium reddish yellow. Minor: concolorous plain medium yellow.
Range Known from the type locality and from several series collected at the Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.
biology Two series were collected at the type locality in terra firme forest. One was a small group of ants found beneath the bark
of a rotten log, the other several strays in soil (Stefan Cover, unpublished notes).
Figure Holotype, major. PERU: Cuzco Amazonico, 15 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios (Stefan Cover and John E. Tobin). (The minor is nearly identical to that of P. sospesHNS, q.v.). Scale bar = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in wet forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex sifted litter, rotten wood.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler.
Elevations: collected from 330 - 500 meters, 415 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 2006-10-07 and 2006-10-22
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