Pheidole protaxi sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), new species from tabuleiro forests of the Atlantic Forest biome

Muriel Lima Oliveira, Cléa Santos Ferreira Mariano , Marco Antonio Costa , Jacques Hubert Charles Delabie , Sébastien Lacau


Hereafter a new species of Pheidole Westwood, 1839 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is described from Southern Bahia in Brazil, after the morphology of its minor and major workers. This taxon is easily distinguished from any other congeneric species by a unique combination of characters.


Taxonomy; Pheidole protaxi sp. nov.; “Tabuleiro” forests.

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