Pheidole calimana

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Pheidole calimana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. calimana
Binomial name
Pheidole calimana
Wilson, 2003

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Specimen Labels

The type material was found in a rotten stick in a lowland rainforest.


See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species


Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

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Figure. Holotype, major. (Minor not figured.) Scale bars = 1 mm.

Paratype Specimen Labels

Type Material

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.