Monomorium minimum emersoni

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Monomorium minimum emersoni
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Monomorium cyaneum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: Monomorium minimum emersoni
Gregg, 1945

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Monomorium cyaneum.


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

  • emersoni. Monomorium minimum subsp. emersoni Gregg, 1945b: 66 (w.q.) U.S.A. Junior synonym of minimum: Creighton, 1950a: 219; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1382; of cyaneum: DuBois, 1986: 82.


  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 219, Junior synonym of minimum)
  • DuBois, M. B. 1986. A revision of the native New World species of the ant genus Monomorium (minimum group) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Univ. Kans. Sci. Bull. 53: 65-119 (page 82, Junior synonym of cyaneum)
  • Gregg, R. E. 1945c. Two new forms of Monomorium (Formicidae). Psyche (Camb.) 52: 62-69 (page 66, worker, queen described)
  • Smith, D. R. 1979. Superfamily Formicoidea. Pp. 1323-1467 in: Krombein, K. V., Hurd, P. D., Smith, D. R., Burks, B. D. (eds.) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, pp. i-xvi, 1199-2209. (page 1382, Junior synonym of minimum)