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Species: Monomorium opacior   Forel, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Monomorium Salomonis var. opacior Forel, 1913k PDF: 216 (in text) (w.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Monomorium salomonis junodi opacior Forel, 1913a PDF: 136; unavailable name.].
Arnold, 1916 PDF: 220 (q.).
Raised to species and senior synonym of Monomorium opacior Bolton, [no year]: Bolton, 1995b: 265.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 3 times found in Rehabilitated waste rock dump, 18 degree slope, 2 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Ephemeral river bed and adjacent vegetation in Olifantshoek Plains Thornveld, 1 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 1 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Olifantshoek Plains Thornveld, open woodland, 1 times found in Guibourtia conjugata open woodland, 1 times found in Kuruman Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times Pitfall trap, 5 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 792 - 1325 meters, 1078 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Monomorium opacior: casent0908742; syntype of Monomorium salomonis opacior: casent0902215; syntype of Monomorium delagoense junodi serenum: casent0913827



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