Nothing is known about the biology of pedana.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Known from the type locality; from near Belém, Pará, Brazil; and from Tingo Maria, Amazonian Peru. (Wilson 2003)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- pedana. Pheidole pedana Wilson, 2003: 638, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS A tiny, yellow member of the tachigaliae group, characterized by 11-segmented antennae, and distinguished within it as follows.
Major: all of head and mesosoma foveolate and opaque; all of head carinulate except antennal scrobes, frontal triangle, and midclypeus; no part of the body rugoreticulate; mid-pronotal profile bluntly and weakly angulate; postpetiole from above oval.
Minor: head and mesosoma completely foveolate and opaque; eye set very far forward, its distance to the genal border only about 2/3 its length.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.52, HL 0.60, SL 0.26, EL 0.06, PW 0.30. Paratype minor: HW 0.32, HL 0.34, SL 0.24, EL 0.04, PW 0.22.
COLOR Major and minor: yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
BRAZIL: Manaus to Itacoatiara, Km 24, Amazonas, col. William L. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Gr pedana, of the earth.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 638, fig. major, minor described)