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Species: Monomorium exiguum   Forel, 1894 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Monomorium exiguum Forel, 1894b PDF: 85 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Lectotype: Ethiopia, Shoa, 3 CASENT0101870; MHNG. Secondary type information: Paralectotype, Shoa, 3 (MHNG: CASENT0101853). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
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: Grande Glorieuse, Juan de Nova Island, Madagascar
Palearctic Region: Balearic Islands, Macaronesia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1987


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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, 22 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 1 times found in Dry forest on sandy soil, 17 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 16 times found in rainforest, 16 times found in spiny bush, 6 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), 13 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 pitfall trap, 2 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, ...

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, 12 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 19 times Malaise, 15 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 13 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 10 times Pitfall trap, 2 times MW 20 sample transect, 3 times 9 maxi winks, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2000 meters, 467 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; paratype: casent0217367; paratype of Monomorium dryhimi: casent0922344; paratype of Monomorium montanum: casent0913825; syntype of Monomorium baushare: casent0906343; syntype of Monomorium exiguum bulawayensis: casent0902267; syntype of Monomorium qarahe: casent0906344; syntype of Monomorium faurei: casent0904589; type of Monomorium (Mitara) exiguum r. flavescens: focol1750

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