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Species: Monomorium minimum   (Buckley, 1867) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmica (Monomorium) minima Buckley, 1867 PDF: 338 (w.q.) U.S.A. (Texas). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: neotype queen (by designation of DuBois, 1986 PDF: 80). Type-locality: U.S.A.: Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop State Park, 9.vi.1954, T-119 (W. Clayd). Type-depository: MCZC. Type notes: No original Buckley material is known to exist (Creighton, 1950a PDF: 219; DuBois, 1986 PDF: 79). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as minutum by Cresson, 1887 PDF: 262.]
Combination in Monomorium: Cresson, 1887 PDF: 262; Emery, 1895d PDF: 274
Status as species: Cresson, 1887 PDF: 262; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 112; Wheeler, 1909g PDF: 185 (in text); Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 562; Wheeler, 1913d PDF: 115; Wheeler, 1914c PDF: 42; Wheeler, 1916r: 584; Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 501; Wheeler, 1917k PDF: 460; Essig, 1926 PDF: 857; Smith, 1930a PDF: 3; Cole, 1936a PDF: 35; Wheeler, 1932a PDF: 9; Santschi, 1936a PDF: 43; Cole, 1936a PDF: 35; Cole, 1937a PDF: 99; Dennis, 1938 PDF: 279; Wesson & Wesson, 1940 PDF: 92; Cole, 1942 PDF: 361; Buren, 1944a PDF: 289; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 219; Smith, 1951c PDF: 810; Cole, 1953i PDF: 299; Smith, 1958c PDF: 128; Carter, 1962a PDF: 6 (in list); Cole, 1966b PDF: 16; Beck et al., 1967: 71; Smith, 1967a PDF: 356; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 144; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1973a PDF: 30; Hunt & Snelling, 1975 PDF: 21; Francoeur, 1977b PDF: 207; Yensen et al., 1977 PDF: 183; Smith, 1979: 1382; Snelling & George, 1979: 128; Allred, 1982: 487; DuBois, 1986 PDF: 76 (redescription); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 50; DuBois & LaBerge, 1988: 139; MacKay et al., 1988 PDF: 91; Deyrup et al., 1989 PDF: 96; Wheeler et al., 1994 PDF: 303; Bolton, 1995b: 264; Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 147; Coovert, 2005 PDF: 64; MacGown & Forster, 2005 PDF: 69; Fernández, 2007b: 137.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, Guadeloupe, Mexico, Saint Lucia, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

NEARCTIC; NEOTROPICAL: USA, Paraguay, Mexico

Biology:

Virtually ubiquitous in grassland and drier wooded habitats

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Monomorium minimum   Fernández, F., 2007, Two new South American species of Monomorium Mayr with taxonomic notes on the genus., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 128-145: 137, (download) 137 21280
Monomorium minimum   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 42, (download) 42 21367
Monomorium   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 14, (download) 14 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 7 times found in Black oak dunes, 1 times found in riparian zone in pine/oak woodland, 5 times found in Desert canyon forest, 5 times found in oak woodland, 4 times found in Tropical Brushland, 1 times found in juniper-oak woodland, 4 times found in Pinyon-Cedar-oak woodland, 3 times found in Cottonwood-willow forest, 3 times found in Mixed grass prairie, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 17 times under rock, 4 times ex sifted litter, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times nest under rock in bare soil, 4 times under bark of dead willow, 2 times nest, 3 times olive oil bait, 2 times hawkweed, 1 times under stone, 1 times log stage 5, 1 times log stage 4, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 20 times direct collection, 2 times hand collecting, 4 times Winkler, 3 times pitfall, 2 times sweeping, 2 times 4 trap pitfall set, 1 times sifting, 1 times at bait|sugar, 1 times bait trap, 1 times Ground Trap 5.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2830 meters, 1435 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1908-12-31 and 2019-07-10

Type specimens: Paratype: fmnhins0000083017, fmnhins0000083018, fmnhins0000083019; Paratype, Paratype, Paratype(s): fmnhins0000077016



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