The type series was collected in lowland rainforest. (Wilson 2003)
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- brandaoi. Pheidole brandaoi Wilson, 2003: 150, 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: with sparse pilosity on the mesosomal dorsum, including a pair of clavate hairs on the pronotum; pilosity on gastric tergites consisting of a carpet of short suberect pubescence in addition to longer erect to suberect hairs; no hairs on profile of head in full face except clypeus; mesosomal convexity very large, and subtriangular in side view; rugoreticula present between eyes and antennal fossae, and on anterior half of pronotum.
Minor: all of head, except frontal triangle, and most of mesosoma, foveolate and opaque; propodeal spines long and stout.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.96, HL 1.00, SL 0.70, EL 0.18, PW 0.52. Paratype minor: HW 0.60, HL 0.66, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.
COLOR Major: body and mandibles dark yellow, other appendages light yellow.
Minor: concolorous medium yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: Mun. Buenaventura (Bajo Calima, Villa Clara), Valle, col. William L. Brown and Richard B. Root. Museum of Comparative Zoology
Named in honor of the distinguished Brazilian myrmecologist C. Roberto F. Brandão.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 173, fig. major, minor described)