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Species: Monomorium afrum   André, 1884 

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Monomorium afrum asmarensis, Monomorium afrum fultor

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Monomorium afrum André, 1884a: 244 (w.) SUDAN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by André, 1884e: 540.].
Combination in Monomorium (Xeromyrmex): Wheeler, 1922: 868.
Senior synonym of Monomorium asmarensis, Monomorium fultor: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 334.


Reference for Kenya if not type: Patrizi 1947


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wheeler, W. M., 1922:
Many workers from Niapu and Garamba (Lang and Chapin). Those from Niapu "came in thousands to the body of a dead bird. They had their nest in a cleared place about thirty yards away. The following day they had moved their nest to the base of a decomposed root but towards evening had returned to their original nest. This extended about two feet below the surface of the soil." At Garamba the species was found "making crater nests about three inches high about the stalks of grasses in a dry plain (savannah) with few trees." Thirteen specimens from this locality were taken from the stomach of a toad (Bufo regularis).

Santschi, F., 1914:
Ann. Mus. civ. Genova, vol.'21, p. 540 (1884), [[worker]].
Afrique orientale anglaise: region cotiere: Tiwi (st. n° 5, nov. 1911), 2 [[worker]]; - Samburu, dans les Wa-Nyika (1904), 1 [[worker]].

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Monomorium afrum: casent0915412; syntype of Monomorium afrum asmarensis: casent0908723; syntype of Monomorium afrum fultor: casent0908724; type of Monomorium afrum: casent0902191

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