Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.54.9. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Cyphomyrmex minutus   Mayr, 1862 

Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Cyphomyrmex minutus Mayr, 1862 PDF: 691 (w.) CUBA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1887 PDF: 558 (q.m.).
Junior synonym of Cyphomyrmex difformis: Mayr, 1887 PDF: 558.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Reunion
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical bioregions

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Canindeyú, Misiones

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Cyphomyrmex minutus   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367
Cyphomyrmex minutus n. sp.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 691, (download) 691 4445
Cyphomyrmex minutus new status  Snelling, R. R. & Longino, J. T., 1992, Revisionary notes on the fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex, rimosus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini)., Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: selected studies., Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 479-494: 490, (download) 490 13137

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in roadside, 4 times found in disturbed broadleaf moist forest, 3 times found in garden/bamboo, 2 times found in mature secondary broadleaf forest, 3 times found in premontane rainforest, 1 times found in secondary broadleaf forest, 1 times found in garden/roadside, 2 times found in leaf litter, 2 times found in scrubby flatwoods, 2 times found in Flatwoods, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times under stone, 12 times leaf litter, 7 times under rock, 2 times nest under rock, 1 times foragers on sidewalk, 1 times on orchids, 1 times on ground, 1 times nest in rotten log, 1 times litter under fern and bushes, 1 times litter, 1 times in soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times hand collecting, 11 times direct collection, 8 times Berlese, 5 times Davis sifting, 3 times pitfall, 3 times search, 3 times DaJuns sifting, 2 times Winkler, 1 times at bait|jelly.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2680 meters, 200 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1936-07-20 and 2017-07-04

Type specimens: Holotype of Cyphomyrmex minutus: casent0919613; Holotype of Cyphomyrmex steinheili: casent0909377; syntype of Atta rimosa atrata: casent0901676, casent0909378; type of Atta (Cyphomyrmex) rimosa r. atrata: focol0768, focol1768, focol1769; type of Cyphomyrmex minutus: focol1764, focol1765, focol1766

See something amiss? Send us an email.