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Species: Monomorium (monomorium) exiguum   Forel, 1894 

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See Also:

Monomorium exiguum bulawayense, Monomorium exiguum bulawayensis, Monomorium exiguum flavescens, Monomorium exiguum mictile, Monomorium exiguum sudanicum

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Monomorium exiguum Forel, 1894b PDF: 85 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. "Ethiopia, Sudabessinien." Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (MHNG). CASENT0101870. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Heterick, 2006 PDF: 115 (q.m.) (Lectotype designation).
Combination in Monomorium (Martia): Forel, 1913i PDF: 351; in Monomorium (Lampromyrmex): Wheeler, 1922: 876.


Afrotropical Region: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Malagasy Region: Juan de Nova Island, Madagascar
Palearctic Region: Balearic Islands, Macaronesia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Distribution Notes:

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 exiguum n. spec.  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: 85-86, (download) 85-86 3950
Monomorium exiguum   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: 115-120, (download) 115-120 21061

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 71 times found in tropical dry forest, 17 times found in gallery forest, 19 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 1 times found in Dry forest on sandy soil, 16 times found in rainforest, 17 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 16 times found in spiny bush, 5 times found in grassland, 10 times found in Uapaca woodland, 5 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 94 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 10 times ex soil, 6 times under stone, 10 times ex rotten log, 10 times forest margin along road, 3 times soil, 4 times sifted litter, 4 times elephant path, 4 times leaf litter, 2 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, 1 times trunks of trees, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 49 times Malaise trap, 51 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 10 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 2 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 19 times Malaise, 12 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 15 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 13 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 2 times MW 20 sample transect, 3 times 9 maxi winks, 1 times water traps, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1987 meters, 434 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Monomorium exiguum: casent0101870; Lectotype of Monomorium exiguum flavescens: casent0101592; Lectotype of Monomorium faurei: casent0010878; Lectotype of Monomorium minutissimum: casent0010880; paralectotype of Monomorium exiguum: casent0101853; paralectotype of Monomorium exiguum flavescens: casent0101586, casent0101743; paralectotype of Monomorium faurei: casent0010879; syntype of Monomorium exiguum bulawayensis: casent0902267; syntype of Monomorium faurei: casent0904589; type of Monomorium (Mitara) exiguum r. flavescens: focol1750

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