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Species: Gnamptogenys minuta   (Emery, 1896) 

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Note: Not a Valid Taxon Name

Current Valid Name:

Alfaria minuta

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Alfaria minuta Emery, 1896g PDF: 106 (q.) Correct spelling minuta noted earlier in same paper by Emery, 1896g PDF: 43. BOLIVIA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: 2 syntype queens. Type-locality: Bolivia: chaco (no further data) (Staudinger & Bang-Haas). Type-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Distribution Notes:

Belize to Brazil (Lattke 1992, 1995). Costa Rica: throughout.


Longino note, 10 Nov 2013: DNA barcoding shows a diversity of haplotypes, 10-12% divergence among up to six clusters, but I can't find any morphological or geographic correlates.


Emery, C. 1896. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XVII-XXV. Bolletino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 28:33-107, pl. 1.

Lattke, J. E. 1992. Revision of the minuta group of the genus Gnamptogenys. Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift 39:123-129.

Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times cacao pod litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Berlese|16 kg., 36 L.

Elevations: collected at 10 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1971-02-20 00:00:00.0 and 2009-01-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens:

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