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Types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.
diagnosis Similar in various ways to balzaniHNS, exarataHNS, excubitorHNS, fabricatorHNS, germainiHNS, hispaniolaeHNS, nigellaHNS, prattorumHNS, sabinaHNS, sarpedonHNS, tristisHNS, tristopsHNS, and unicornisHNS, distinguished as follows.
Major: pronotal dorsum longitudinally carinulate, with carinulae near midline straight and those near margin curving; head in full-face view subrectangular, the posterior half of dorsal face smooth and shiny and anterior half carinulate; humerus in dorsaloblique view low and rounded; postpetiole from above diamond-shaped. Minor: unknown.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.56, HL 1.70, SL 0.80, EL 0.20, PW 0.92.
color Major: body light reddish brown, mandibles medium reddish brown, other appendages yellow.
Range Known only from the type series.
Figure Unique holotype, major. BRAZIL: Rio Negro, Parana. (Minor unknown.) Scale bar = 1 mm.
Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole brunnescens: casent0913282
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