Lepisiota xxxx Cameroun FK
unmounted 70 Taylor new species
Type location Cameroun;
holotype worker only known .
DESCRIPTION: Head sub-rectangular, in profile flattened ovoid; frons
with a long narrow median line; clypeus with strong median carination;
eyes large and set laterally, breaking
the outline of the face, so that hardly breaking outline of sides (0.30
X length of side of head); scape same width throughout its length;
propodeum with small sharp prominences with a spiracle opening on
posterior of each prominence; petiole scale with quite narrow profile,
as high as the propodeal
declivity; also unusually narrow transversely; erect hairs whitish,
quite thick (ca 0.12 mm long); base
colour black, antennae and lower legs yellow-brown, appearance overall
TL ca 3.2 mm, HL 0.67, HW 0.53, CI 86, SL 0.80, SI 142, PW 0.38
Appears close in general form to Lepisiota
rugithorax but the alitrunk has dense spiculation and not
rugosity; rugithorax also has
almost no erect
hairs other than on the clypeus and apex of the gaster.
Name in recognition of ???.
Specimens deposited in the Oxford University Museum of