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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pedetes
Bernstein, 1861
Type species
Pedetes macrorhynchus, now Odontomachus macrorhynchus

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Odontomachus.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • PEDETES [junior synonym of Odontomachus]
    • Pedetes Bernstein, 1861: 7. Type-species: Pedetes macrorhynchus, by monotypy.
    • Pedetes junior synonym of Odontomachus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 51.


  • Bernstein, A. 1861. [Untitled. Introduced by: "Von Herrn Dr. Agath. Berstein in Gadok auf Java ist folgendes Schreiben eingegangen:".]. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 11: 7-8 (page 7, Pedetes as genus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 165, Pedetes as junior synonym of Odontomachus)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 51, Pedetes as junior synonym of Odontomachus)