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Pheidole major Forel 1886b: xvliii.
Types Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve; Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Etymology Possibly Gr maia, good mother, nurse.
Diagnosis a member of the fallaxHNS group somewhat similar to the species listed in the heading above, distinguished as follows. Major: very sparse pilosity, with no hairs on full-face profde (types may be degraded); head elliptical in profde, narrowing conspicuously in side view; in dorsal-oblique view, pronotal profile smoothly convex; petiolar node in side view low; postpetiole from above trapezoidal; sides of pronotum sparsely foveolate.
Minor: occipital margin in full-face view convex; carinulae present along lateral margins of frontal lobes.
Measurements (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.22, HL 1.30, SL 0.80, EL 0.22, PW 0.62.
Paralectotype minor: HW 0.62, HL 0.74, SL 0.82, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.
color Major: concolorous light reddish brown.
Minor: concolorous plain medium brown.
range Known only from the type locality.
Figure Upper: lectotype, major. Lower: paralectotype, minor. GUATEMALA: Ciudad de Guatemala. Scale bars = 1 mm.
Elevations: collected at 2100 m
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