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Species: Gnamptogenys minuta   (Emery, 1896) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

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

Taxonomic history

Combination in Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g PDF: 228
Senior synonym of Gnamptogenys pneodonax: Lattke, 1992a PDF: 127.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/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 habitats: 47 times found in mature wet forest, 37 times found in mesophyll forest, 36 times found in montane wet forest, 25 times found in riparian forest, cloud forest along stream, near dairy farm pasture, 2nd growth or disturbed primary, 19 times found in tropical rainforest, 16 times found in wet forest, 16 times found in cloud forest, 14 times found in cloud forest edge, near dairy farm pasture, some big trees in rocky areas, probably disturbed primary or old second growth, on a steep slope, 9 times found in moist forest, 9 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 274 times ex sifted leaf litter, 15 times Hojarasca, 8 times ex sifted litter, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 3 times ex sifted litter from forest floor, 2 times Ex sifted leaf litter., 1 times forest litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted litter, 1 times nid d ? cephalotes, 1 times Mixed primary forest litter & soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 161 times MiniWinkler, 80 times MaxiWinkler, 52 times Winkler, 11 times Mini Winkler, 4 times Winkler of rotten log, 3 times Berlese, 2 times search, 2 times Aerial Malaise - canopy (22.2-22.7 m), 1 times Malaise, 1 times Sweeping, 1 times Winkler48h, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1700 meters, 850 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1930-06-02 and 2021-05-11

Type specimens: syntype of Alfaria mus: casent0915118; syntype of Alfaria emeryi: casent0907194; syntype of Gnamptogenys minuta: casent0903849

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