Typhlomyrmex pusillus

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Typhlomyrmex pusillus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Typhlomyrmecini
Genus: Typhlomyrmex
Species: T. pusillus
Binomial name
Typhlomyrmex pusillus
Emery, 1894

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Neotropical Region: Belize, Bolivia (type locality), Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Venezuela.

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

  • pusillus. Typhlomyrmex pusillus Emery, 1894c: 141, pl. 1, fig. 2 (w.) BOLIVIA. Emery, 1906c: 111 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1964b: 447 (l.). Senior synonym of schmidti: Brown, 1965c: 73. See also: Gallardo, 1918b: 16; Lacau, et al. 2008: 252.
  • schmidti. Typhlomyrmex schmidti Menozzi, 1927c: 268 (q.m.) COSTA RICA. Junior synonym of pusillus: Brown, 1965c: 73.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1965c. Contributions to a reclassification of the Formicidae. IV. Tribe Typhlomyrmecini (Hymenoptera). Psyche (Camb.) 72: 65-78 (page 73, Senior synonym of schmidti)
  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 141, pl. 1, fi. 2 worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1906c [1905]. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XXVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 37: 107-194 (page 111, queen described)
  • Gallardo, A. 1918c. Las hormigas de la República Argentina. Subfamilia Ponerinas. An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. B. Aires 30: 1-112 (page 16, see also)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1964b. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 57: 443-462 (page 447, larva described)