Meranoplus minimus

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Meranoplus minimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Meranoplus
Species: M. minimus
Binomial name
Meranoplus minimus
Crawley, 1922

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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.

  • minor. Meranoplus minor Crawley, 1918: 89 (w.) AUSTRALIA. [Junior primary homonym of minor Forel, above.] Replacement name: minimus: Crawley, 1922b: 445.
  • minimus. Meranoplus minimus Crawley, 1922b: 445. Replacement name for minor Crawley, 1918: 89. [Junior primary homonym of minor Forel, 1902h: 457.] Senior synonym of crawleyi (unnecessary second replacement name): Bolton, 1995b: 251.
  • crawleyi. Meranoplus crawleyi Viehmeyer, 1925a: 27. Second (unnecessary) replacement name for minor Crawley, 1918: 89. [Junior primary homonym of minor Forel, 1902h: 457.] Junior synonym of minimus: Bolton, 1995b: 251.

Type Material

  • Meranoplus minor Crawley, 1918: Syntype, Koolpinyah, Northern Territory, Australia, museum unknown (probably UMO (Oxford)).



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 251, Senior synonym of crawleyi (unnecessary second replacement name))
  • Crawley, W. C. 1918. Some new Australian ants. Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 30: 86-92 (page 89, Junior primary homonym of minor)
  • Crawley, W. C. 1922a. New ants from Australia. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(9): 427-448 (page 445, Replacement name for minor)
  • Forel, A. 1902j. Fourmis nouvelles d'Australie. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 405-548 (page 457, primary homonym)