Pyramica (Epitritus) laticeps (Brown)
Type location Nigeria
(Epitritus laticeps sp. nov., Brown, 1962b: 77, illustrated,
view and head and alitrunk profile; Bolton, 1971b, 1983, illustrated
full-face view) - see below .
Holotype and 6 paratype workers from Nigeria, near
the Kaduna Road (W.A. Sands, 19.xii.1956), at the base of a dead tree,
a northern savannah location (Brown 1962, illustrated); listed in
Bolton (1983, 1995).
Brown's (1962b) description is at - , Bolton's modern description (1983) is at
WORKER - TL 1.7-2.2 mm. Distinguished by a long
tooth in the apical mandibular armament; notably strongly swollen and
humped mesonotum; colour medium-brown; worker only described.
Collected in Ghana, from leaf litter (a total of
workers) in the semi-deciduous forest zone (Southern Scarp Forest
Reserve, secondary forest; Kade, forest and cocoa; Esukawkaw Forest
Reserve, primary forest; and Bunso, cocoa) (Belshaw & Bolton,
Known also from Ivory Coast, at Banco Forest (I.
Adiopodoumé, Bingerville, Gregbeu (V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret);
and Cameroun, near Yaoundé (G. Terron).