Tapinoma minutum

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Tapinoma minutum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: T. minutum
Binomial name
Tapinoma minutum
Mayr, 1862

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, New Guinea, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna Islands.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • minutum. Tapinoma minutum Mayr, 1862: 703 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, W.M. 1909a: 27 (q.). Combination in T. (Micromyrma): Santschi, 1928e: 472. Material of the unavailable name fullawayi referred here by Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 82. Current subspecies: nominal plus broomense, cephalicum, integrum.

Type Material



  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 703, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1928e. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 56: 465-483 (page 472, Combination in T. (Micromyrma))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1909a. A small collection of ants from Victoria, Australia. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 17: 25-29 (page 27, queen described)
  • Wilson, E. O.; Taylor, R. W. 1967b. The ants of Polynesia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pac. Insects Monogr. 14: 1-109 (page 82, Material of the unavailable name fullawayi referred here)