Pheidole eidmanni

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Pheidole eidmanni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. eidmanni
Binomial name
Pheidole eidmanni
Menozzi, 1926

Nothing is known about the biology of eidmanni.


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: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • eidmanni. Pheidole eidmanni Menozzi, 1926c: 69, fig. 1 (s.w.) BRAZIL. See also: Wilson, 2003: 289.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


From Wilson (2003): A member of the fallax group, similar in different characters to Pheidole bergi, Pheidole cordiceps, Pheidole nitidula and Pheidole pampana, and especially so with Pheidole nitidula, with which it may be synonymous, and distinguished as follows.

Major: concavity of occipital border very broad in frontal view; rugoreticulum less extensive on genae (than in nitidula); in dorsaloblique view, humerus lower than convexity that follows it; pronotum completely smooth and shiny.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Lectotype major: HW 1.06, HL 1.08, SL 0.64, EL 0.20, PW 0.56.

COLOR Major: body concolorous medium reddish brown.

Pheidole eidmanni Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Lectotype, major. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

BRAZIL: Mogidas-Cruzes, São Paulo. Istituto di Entomologia "Guido Grandi" - as reported in Wilson (2003)


Named after the entomologist H. Eidmann. (Wilson 2003)


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Kempf W. W. 1978. A preliminary zoogeographical analysis of a regional ant fauna in Latin America. 114. Studia Entomologica 20: 43-62.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Menozzi C. 1926. Neue Ameisen aus Brasilien. Zoologischer Anzeiger. 69: 68-72.