Pheidole pedana

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

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)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Peru.

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.

  • 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.

Pheidole pedana Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

BRAZIL: Manaus to Itacoatiara, Km 24, Amazonas, col. William L. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology


Gr pedana, of the earth.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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