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Species: Monomorium egens   Forel, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Monomorium egens Forel, 1910f PDF: 443 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Forel, A., 1910, Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 54, pp. 421-458

Monomorium egensHNS, n. sp.

- [[ worker ]]. - Long. 1.8 mill. - Brun fonce, avec les pattes, les antennes et les mandibules jaunatres. Identique a un tres petit exemplaire du destructor-gracillimum, mais en differe comme suit: l'epinotum est convexe dans le sens transversal et longitudinal, sans trace de depression sur sa face dorsale; il est en outre lisse et luisant; face basale deux fois plus longue que la face declive. Echancrure comme chez le gracillimum. Mandibules lisses, ponctuees, quadridentees. N oe uds legerement plus epais (plus longs) que chez le gracillimum. Entierement lisse. Du reste comme gracillimum.

Camerun (v. Muralt).

La forme de l'epinotum le separe absolument du groupe destructor. A part cela on dirait un petit gracillimum; voisin aussi du minutum v. leopoldinumHNS Forel, mais les n oe uds sont bien plus epais et l'epinotum plus long et plus etroit. Les angles du pronotum sont aussi plus marques.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 2 times found in littoral rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, 2 times elephant path, 1 times rotten wood.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 3 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 660 meters, 292 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Monomorium egens: casent0908697; syntype of Monomorium jucundum: casent0913576; syntype of Monomorium longiusculum: casent0913577



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