(1952) description is at . This translated is -
MAJOR - TL 2.8; head and thorax dark yellow; petiole, gaster and
appendages pale testaceous. Shiny, even on the anterior striated ¾ of
the head, rest of head slightly punctuate-reticulate (without
striations). Clypeus cordlike, anterior border rectilinear centrally,
surface very shiny with strong carina. Median groove of head dorsum
limited to the posterior quarter. Funiculus segments 2 and 3 equal,
together shorter than 4. Postpetiole yellow, shiny, as long as broad.
MINOR - TL 1.7; body yellow-brown, very shiny, petiole
and appendages testaceous. Head a little longer than wide, with fine
puncturations; occiput concave, wide and not bordered. Second segment
of antennal club scarcely longer than wide. Propodeal spines reduced to
short teeth. postpetiole globular (after Bernard, 1952).
Described as close to Pheidole
termitophila ssp liberiensis by Bernard, with
differences as noted. The workers below show the small, globose,
postpetiole and antennal club described and drawn Bernard.
Note: well developed longitudinal median carina on
clypeus; smooth mandibles; alitrunk profile with distinct protuberances
bearing erect hairs; propodeum from above with distinct lateral
May be synonymous with Pheidole nigeriensis but type
images of that are not available.