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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, 2016)

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.


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

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, 10 times found in Uapaca woodland, 5 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 9 times found in Savannah grassland, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 49 times Malaise trap, 51 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 9 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, 3 times 9 maxi winks, 2 times MW 20 sample transect, 1 times water traps, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1987 meters, 418 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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