Casadei-Ferreira, Economo & Feitosa, 2020
The only known specimens of Pheidole obapara were collected in a leaf-litter sample within a small fragment of semideciduous forest beside a stream in the Parque Estadual do Guartelá. For details about the type-locality see Pheidole abaticanga.
Pheidole obapara is similar to Pheidole transversostriata. In both species, majors have curved rugulae in the space between the frontal carinae, which extend from one frontal lobe to the other, becoming gradually transversal posteriorly. Majors of Pheidole obapara have the head dorsal profile anteriorly convex and depressed near the vertexal portion, and the interspaces among the face rugulae areolate; Pheidole transversostriata has the dorsal profile broadly convex, and the interspaces smooth.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- aciculata. Pheidole obapara Casadei-Ferreira, Economo & Feitosa, 2020: 11, figs. 7, 11 (w.) BRAZIL.