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Species: Monomorium niloticum   Emery, 1881 

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See Also:

Monomorium niloticum gracilicorne, Monomorium niloticum niloticoides

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Monomorium niloticum Emery, 1881b: 533 (w.) EGYPT. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Monomorium (Xeromyrmex): Emery, 1922c PDF: 179.
Revived status as species: Santschi, 1936a PDF: 37.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Egypt
    Asia: Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61

Monomorium niloticum EmeryHNS, 1881

Monomorium niloticum EmeryHNS, 1881: Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Giacomo. Doria 16:531.

Monomorium venustum nilotica, ForelHNS, 1910: Ann. Soc. Ent. Belg.54:6.

World distribution: Egypt

Distribution in Egypt: Gebel Elba and Sinai.

Material examined: W.El-Arbaein: 1.IV. 1998 (3), 3.V.1998 (11), 13.VII.1998 (4), 11.VIII. 1998 (7), 15.XI.1998 (11), W.El-Talaa: 3.V.1998 (3), 13.VII.1998 (6), 11.VIII.1998 (10), 9.IX.1998 (4), Sahab: 18.11.1998 (10), 19.11.1998 (12), 1.IV.1998 (9), 2.V.1998 (5), 12.VII.1998 (6), 13.VII.1998 (15), 10.VIII.1998 (16), 11.VIII.1998 (8), 14.XI.1998 (10), 15.XI.1998 (9), (Ain Coll.).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in irrigated date and olive trees, 1 times found in Rural area.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times Oshar plant.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times by hand.

Elevations: collected from 364 - 1536 meters, 828 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Monomorium niloticum: casent0905755; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Monomorium venustum niloticum grandis: casent0908752

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