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Etymology Named after the collector, Hubert Puttemans.
Major: entire posterior fifth of head, including occiput, smooth and shiny; lateral thirds of remainder of head in full-face view rugoreticulate, and median third, including frontal lobes, carinulate; humerus in dorsal-oblique view subangulate; petiole relatively slender, the apex of its node in side view tapering almost to a point; scapes relatively long (Scape Length/Head Width 0.64). Minor (based on synonymous "rjaneirensis," whose major was compared with the puttemansiHNS lectotype): nearly identical to the fallaxHNS minor (as illustrated q.v.), with propodeal spines of intermediate length as depicted for that species. measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.56, HL 1.64, SL 1.00, EL 0.22, PW 0.80. Color Major: concolorous light reddish brown. Minor: medium reddish brown.
Range Known from the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, Para; and, in Argentina, Siete Arboles, Estero del Santiago.
Figure Lectotype, major. BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro (Hubert Puttemans). (There are no minors in the type series; see Diagnosis below.) Scale bar = 1 mm.
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