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Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Diagnosis A large, brown member of the tristisHNS group with yellow appendages, relatively short propodeal spines, bell-shaped postpetiolar node, prominent convex subpostpetiolar process, and overall weak sculpturing comprising scattered patches of carinulae and foveolae. Similar to alpinensisHNS, excubitorHNS, exarataHNS, gaigeiHNS, germainiHNS, godmaniHNS, grandinodusHNS, grantaeHNS, rogeriHNS, severiniHNS, stultaHNS, tristisHNS, and zosterHNS, differing in many details of body form, sculpturing, and pilosity, as illustrated, and in color.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.68, HL 1.86, SL 0.84, EL 0.20, PW 0.82.
Paratype minor: HW 0.70, HL 0.74, SL 0.74, EL 0.12, PW 0.46.
Color Major: body medium reddish yellow, appendages reddish yellow.
Minor: head medium brown, rest of body yellowish brown, appendages light yellowish brown to dark yellow.
Range Known only from the type locality.
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. VENEZUELA: Rancho Grande, 1100 m (R. W. Poole). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in elfin forest, 2 times found in montane wet forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground nest, 1 times at bait, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search, 1 times Winkler.
Elevations: collected from 1100 - 2960 meters, 2145 meters average
Type specimens: paratype Pheidole obrima: jtlc000016474