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.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 3.583333° to 3.583333°.

Tropical South

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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • 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.

Pheidole calimana Wilson 2003.jpg

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.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Wilson E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, [ix] + 794 pp.