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Species: Pheidole pedana   Wilson, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Pheidole pedana Wilson, 2003A: 638, figs. (s.w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wilson, E. O., 2003, Pheidole in the New World. A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press

Pheidole pedanaHNS new species

Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.

Etymology Gr pedanaHNS, of the earth.

Diagnosis A tiny, yellow member of the tachigaliaeHNS 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 profde 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.

Range Known from the type locality; from near Belem, Para, Brazil; and from Tingo Maria, Amazonian Peru.

Biology Unknown.

Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. BRAZIL: Manaus to Itacoatiara, Km 24, Amazonas (William L. Brown). Scale bars = 1 mm.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 120 m

Type specimens: paratype Pheidole pedana: jtlc000016482; Paratype Pheidole pedana Wilson 2003: casent0645844



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