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Species: Monomorium bicolor   Emery, 1877 

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(Ettershank, 1965)

See Also:

Monomorium bicolor_nr, Monomorium bicolor aequatoriale, Monomorium bicolor bimaculatoides, Monomorium bicolor bimaculatum, Monomorium bicolor coerulescens, Monomorium bicolor dakarense, Monomorium bicolor dakarensis, Monomorium bicolor hirsuta, Monomorium bicolor hirsutum, Monomorium bicolor impuriceps, Monomorium bicolor judaicum, Monomorium bicolor nitidiventre, Monomorium bicolor nitidiventris, Monomorium bicolor rufibasis, Monomorium bicolor tropicale, Monomorium bicolor uelense

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

1 subspecies

Monomorium bicolor Emery, 1877a PDF: 368 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1901b PDF: 7 (q.).
Combination in Monomorium (Xeromyrmex): Wheeler, 1922: 868.
Revived status as species: Santschi, 1937d: 222; Bolton, 1987 PDF: 338.
Senior synonym of Monomorium coerulescens: Santschi, 1914d PDF: 353 (in key); Bolton, 1987 PDF: 338; of Monomorium aequatoriale, Monomorium rufibasis, Monomorium uelense, Monomorium tropicale: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 338.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Monomorium bicolor judaicum.


Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1987


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Monomorium bicolor   Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100: 88, (download) 88 3950
Monomorium bicolor   Santschi, F., 1912, Fourmis d'Afrique et de Madagascar., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 56, pp. 150-167: -1, (download) -1 3715
Monomorium bicolor n. sp.  Emery, C., 1877, Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte prima. Formiche provenienti dall Viaggio dei signori Antinori, Beccari e Issel nel Mar Rosso e nel paese de, Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) 9, pp. 363-381: 368, (download) 368 3735

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in in Acacia nilotica forest reserve

Elevations: collected at 380 m

Type specimens: syntype of Monomorium bicolor: casent0904601; syntype of Monomorium bicolor uelense: casent0913563; syntype of Monomorium bicolor aequatoriale: casent0913561; syntype of Monomorium bicolor tropicale: casent0913562

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