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Probolomyrmex brujitae HNS , new species

Holotype 1 worker, Argentina , Jujuy , Aguas Blancas-Yaculica (Argentinian-Bolivian Frontier), 22 ° 43 ' 44 " S64 ° 22 ' 25 " W , 460 m, 25 October 1994 , D. Agosti & J. M. Carpenter , Winkler sample , leaf litter, Yungas forest. Holotype deposited in MCZ .

Paratype 1 female, same Winkler sample as holotype. Deposited at Instituto Miguel Lillo Tucuman.

FEMALE. HL 0.57, HW 0.35, SL 0.35, TL 0.85, CI 62, SI 100, Figures 5, 9 (1 examined).

WORKER. HL 0.60, HW 0.36, SL 0.35, TL 0.81, CI 60, SI 99, Figures 6, 10, 14, 15 (1 examined).

Material examined. Holotype and paratype.

Comments. This species is easily recognized by its small size, the fine sculpture, and the shape and color of the ventral petiolar process which is the same as the one of the petiolar tergite. The specimens were collected by Winkler bags using sifted leaf litter from a secondary Yungas forest, and this species is only known by the two type specimens collected in the same locality.


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