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Pheidole aequiseta HNS Santschi

Pheidole aequiseta HNS Santschi 1923d: 57.

types Naturhist. Mus. Basel.

etymology L aequiseta HNS , even-haired.

diagnosis A member of the fallax HNS group, with minor similar to that of gouldi HNS and tolteca HNS (major of aequiseta HNS unknown), differing as follows.

Major: unknown.

Minor: slender; occiput drawn into a neck with nuchal collar; propodeal spine reduced to obtuse angle; pilosity over all of body abundant, short, and erect, and of roughly equal length; all of head, mesosoma, and waist foveolate and opaque; anterior third of central strip of first gastral tergite shagreened; petiolar and postpetiolar nodes in side view low; postpetiole as a whole almost cylindrical.

Measurements (mm) Lectotype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.88, SL 1.24, EL 0.20, PW 0.48. color Minor: concolorous light reddish brown, almost "orange."

Range Known only from the type locality.

biology Unknown.

Figure Lectotype, minor. BOLIVIA: San Jose, Santa Cruz. (Major unknown.) Scale bar = 1 mm.


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