The type material was found in a rotten stick in a lowland rainforest.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Only known from the type locality.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- calimana. Pheidole calimana Wilson, 2003: 175, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: distinguished in the diligens group by small size, slender body form, and especially by a smooth and shiny pronotum and weak foveolation and feebly shiny to subopaque intercarinular spaces on the head.
Minor: in particular head foveolate and propodeum dentate, as opposed to head smooth and shining and propodeum rounded in cataractae.
Major and minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticles.
Close to Pheidole cataractae, with differences in the propodeal spine and cephalic sculpturing as illustrated.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.92, HL 0.94, SL 0.72, EL 0.14, PW 0.44. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.54, SL 0.70, EL 0.12, PW 0.30.
COLOR Major: gaster light to medium brown; rest of body and appendages brownish yellow.
Minor: concolorous dark yellow.
Figure. Holotype, major. (Minor not figured.) Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: Mun. Buenaventura (Bajo Calima), Valle, col. William L. Brown and Richard B. Root. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named after the geographical origin of the type colony.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 175, fig. major, minor described)