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Species: Monomorium sakalavum   Santschi, 1928 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Monomorium sakalavum Santschi, 1928f PDF: 196 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Nosy be, coll. Descarpentries; CASENT0010889; NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Heterick, 2006 PDF: 137 (q.m.) (Lectotype designation).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Monomorium sakalavum n. sp.  Santschi, F., 1928, Descriptions de nouvelles fourmis Ethiopiennes. (Suite.), Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 16, pp. 191-213: 196-197, (download) 196-197 3630
Monomorium sakalavum   Heterick, B. E., 2006, A revision of the Malagasy ants belonging to genus Monomorium Mayr, 1855 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 57, pp. 69-202: 137-140, (download) 137-140 21061

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 63 times found in tropical dry forest, 35 times found in gallery forest, 12 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 14 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 4 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 4 times found in Degaded forest below granite out crop, 4 times found in savannah woodland, 5 times found in dry wash, 5 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in spiny bush, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 43 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 18 times ex rotten log, 15 times ex dead twig above ground, 6 times on low vegetation, 5 times ex rotten stick on ground, 3 times leaf litter extraction, 4 times ground forager(s), 4 times twig nest, 3 times ex. log, 2 times ex dead branch above ground, 1 times ex dead bamboo, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 23 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 12 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 12 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 11 times Malaise trap, 5 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 8 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 5 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 4 times Malaise, 2 times EH19 Malaise trap, 1 times 9 maxi winks, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2000 meters, 370 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Monomorium sakalavum: casent0010889; paralectotype of Monomorium sakalavum: casent0010890

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