Prionopelta minuta

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Prionopelta minuta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Prionopelta
Species: P. minuta
Binomial name
Prionopelta minuta
Ladino & Feitosa, 2020

Ladino, N., Feitosa, R.M. 2020 minuta hal.jpg

Ladino, N., Feitosa, R.M. 2020 minuta had.jpg


Lateral portion of frons with foveolate sculpturing nearly confluent and inconspicuous shiny interspaces appearing as small raised margins. Twelve antennomeres. Posterior margin of subpetiolar process straight.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Colombia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


The species is mainly known from leaf litter and dead wood samples collected in well preserved forests; reported at elevations of 152-1430m.



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

  • minuta. Prionopelta minuta Ladino & Feitosa, 2020: 234, figs. 23, 24, 35C (w.q.) BRAZIL, COLOMBIA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 21 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype Brazil: Rondônia, Itapuã do Oeste, Floresta Nacional do Jamari, -9.9780, -62.9780, 3-10.iii.2016, Winkler (A.C. Ferreira & L. Cunha); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depositories: DZUP (holotype); DZUP, INPA, MCZC, MPEG, MZSP, USNM.
    • [Note: Ladino & Feitosa also mention a depository ICN, which is not in their list of depositories (Ladino & Feitosa, 2020: 202).]
    • DistributionL Brazil, Colombia.