Cyphomyrmex nesiotus

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Cyphomyrmex nesiotus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cyphomyrmex
Species: C. nesiotus
Binomial name
Cyphomyrmex nesiotus
Snelling, R.R. & Longino, 1992

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Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Ecuador (type locality), Galapagos Islands.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • nesiotus. Cyphomyrmex nesiotus Snelling, R.R. & Longino, 1992: 485, figs. 7, 15, 27, 28 (w.q.m.) ECUADOR (Galapagos Is).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 8 paratype workers, 5 paratype queens, 1 paratype male.
    • Type-locality: holotype Ecuador: Galapagos Is, Isabella I., Santo Tomas V. Sierra Negra, 1050 ft,, no. 147 (Y.D. Lubin); paratypes: 6 workers, 3 queens, 1 male with same data, 2 workers, 2 queens Galapagos Is., Isabella I. Sierra Negra, Los Tintos, 1100 ft, (Y.D. Lubin).
    • Type-depositories: LACM (holotype); LACM, MCZC, USNM (paratypes).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 168.
    • Distribution: Ecuador (Galapagos Is).



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Herrera H. W. 2013. CDF Checklist of Galapagos Ants - FCD Lista de especies de Hormigas Galápagos. In: Bungartz, F., Herrera, H., Jaramillo, P., Tirado, N., Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Ruiz, D., Guézou, A. & Ziemmeck, F. (eds.). Charles Darwin Foundation Galapagos Species Checklist - Lista de Especies de Galápagos de la Fundación Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin Foundation / Fundación Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos: Last updated: 01 Mar 2013
  • Snelling R. R., and J. T. Longino. 1992. Revisionary notes on the fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex, rimosus group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini). Pp. 479-494 in: Quintero, D.; Aiello, A. (eds.) 1992. Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: selected studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, xxii + 692 pp.