Cyphomyrmexminutus Mayr, 1862,

Mera-Rodríguez, Daniela, Serna, Francisco, Sosa-Calvo, Jeffrey, Lattke, John & Rabeling, Christian, 2020, A checklist of the non-leaf-cutting fungus-growing ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Colombia, with new biogeographic records, Check List 16 (5), pp. 1205-1227: 1216-1217

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http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.5.1205

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4338365

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Cyphomyrmexminutus Mayr, 1862
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(25) Cyphomyrmexminutus Mayr, 1862 

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Material examined. COLOMBIA: Amazonas • 1 work- er; La Pedrera; 01°35′00″S, 069°28′00″W; alt. 87 m; 29 Apr.–7 May 2001; A. Sabogal leg.; UNAB 4755GoogleMaps  ; Antioquia • 5 workers; Amalfi; 06°46′31″N, 075°05′33″W; alt. 1010 m; 08 May 1998; F. Sernaleg.; UNAB 4751, 4753GoogleMaps  ; Antioquia • 13 workers; Amalfi; 06°47′43″N, 075°07′56″W; alt. 1550 m; 27 Oct. 1997; F. Sernaleg.; MEFLG 5843GoogleMaps  ; Antioquia • 4 workers; Amalfi; 06°47′ 43″N, 075°07′56″W; alt. 1550 m; 30 Jul. 1997; F. Ser- na leg.; MEFLG 5843GoogleMaps  ; Antioquia • 2 workers; Medellín; 06°15′44.4″N, 075°34′33.4″W; alt. 1460 m; May 1999; MELFG members leg.; MEFLG 5890GoogleMaps  ; Antioquia • 4 workers; Santafé de Antioquia; 06°33′41″N, 075° 49′54″W; alt. 600 m; 06 Oct. 2000; A. Miranda leg.; UNAB 4752GoogleMaps  ; Caquetá • 1 worker; Florencia; 01°30′4″N, 075°39′42″W; alt. 280 m; Sep. 2017; UNAB mem- bers leg.; UNAB 4751GoogleMaps  ; Caquetá • 34 workers; Floren- cia; 01°25′34″N, 075°30′59″W; alt. 267 m; Sep. 2017; D. Mera-Rodríguez leg.; UNAB 4751GoogleMaps  ; Caquetá • 4 workers; Florencia; 01°30′4″N, 075°39′42″W; alt. 280 m; Sep. 2017; D. Mera-Rodríguez leg.; UNAB 4751, 4753GoogleMaps  ; Santander • 1 gyne, 4 workers; San Vicente del Chucurí; 06°54′5″N, 073°44′8″W; alt. 102 m; F. Sernaleg.; UNAB 4751GoogleMaps  .

Identification. Small individuals; head width 0.56 mm or less; hairs on disc of gaster closely appressed and mostly separated by more than their own lengths; and median basal groove of gaster short and usually indis- tinct ( Snelling and Longino 1992).

Distribution. Cyphomyrmex minutus  is one of the most widely distributed species of fungus-growing ants. It has been recorded from southern United States of America (Arizona, Texas, and Florida) all the way south to Ar- gentina (Misiones) ( Snelling and Longino 1992; Deyrup 2003, 2016; Fernández and Sendoya 2004; Salinas 2010; Demétrio et al. 2017). It is possible that C. minutus  is a complex of cryptic species, but this hypothesis needs to be tested with a comprehensive sampling of populations from across the Americas.