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Genus: Monomorium   Mayr, 1855 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Extant: 350 species, 27 subspecies

Fossil: 3 species

Monomorium Mayr, 1855 PDF: 452 . Type-species: Monomorium monomorium (replacement name for Monomorium minutum, junior secondary homonym in Monomorium), by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Genus Monomorium references
Roger, 1863b: 30, 31 (Phacota, Monomorium catalogues); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 429, 440 (Monomorium, Phacota catalogues); Mayr, 1865: 19, 22 (Trichomyrmex, Monomorium, Phacota diagnoses); Mayr, 1867a PDF: 95 (Monomorium diagnosis); Mayr, 1876 PDF: 100 (Australia Monomorium species key); Emery, 1881b: 530 (Mediterranean & Red Sea Monomorium species key); André, 1883a: 331, 343 (Europe & Algeria Monomorium, Holcomyrmex species keys); André, 1883b: 397 (Phacota); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 262 (U.S.A. Monomorium catalogue); Nasonov, 1889: 69 (Russia Monomorium species key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 65, 71, 72, 78 (Holcomyrmex, Monomorium, Phacota, Trichomyrmex, Lampromyrmex catalogues); Forel, 1903a PDF: 685, 692 (India & Sri Lanka Monomorium, Holcomyrmex species keys); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 200, 282 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma Monomorium, Holcomyrmex species keys); Ruzsky, 1905b: 633 (Russian Empire Monomorium species key); Emery, 1908j PDF: 664 (Palaearctic Monomorium species key); Emery, 1915g PDF: 190 (Monomorium subgenera key); Arnold, 1916 PDF: 203, 204 (Monomorium diagnosis, South Africa species key); Emery, 1916a PDF: 161 (Italy Monomorium species key); Santschi, 1921c PDF: 121 (Syllophopsis species key); Emery, 1922c PDF: 166 (Monomorium diagnosis, subgenera key, catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 168 (Monomorium (Chelaner) & Monomorium (Notomyrmex) diagnoses, catalogues); Emery, 1922c PDF: 170 (Monomorium (Monomorium) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 174 (Monomorium (Corynomyrmex) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 175 (Monomorium (Syllophopsis) & Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) diagnoses, catalogues); Emery, 1922c PDF: 179 (Monomorium (Parholcomyrmex) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 181 (Monomorium (Holcomyrmex) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 183 (Monomorium (Lampromyrmex) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 184 (Epixenus diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 185 (Trichomyrmex diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 186 (Wheeleriella diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 187 (Phacota diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 204 (Epoecus diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1922: 161, 675, 862, 1026 (Monomorium diagnosis, subgenera key, Afrotropical, Malagasy catalogues); Menozzi, 1933b PDF: 64 (Israel Monomorium species key); Santschi, 1936a PDF: 33 (Mediterranean & Africa Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) key); Buren, 1944a PDF: 289 (U.S.A., Iowa Monomorium species key); Kusnezov, 1949a PDF: 431 (Argentina Monomorium species); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 217 (North America Monomorium species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 239 (Epoecus, review of genus); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 162, 169 (Asia Ireneidris, Monomorium, Trichomyrmex, Wheeleriella checklists); Bernard, 1955b: 282 (Epixenus species key); Brown, 1958h PDF}: 28 (New Zealand Monomorium species key); Gregg, 1963: 367 (U.S.A., Colorado Monomorium species key); Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 82, 93, 100 (Monomorium, Chelaner, Syllophopsis diagnoses, reviews of genera, checklists); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 165 (Monomorium diagnosis, Western Europe species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 143 (Neotropical Monomorium catalogue); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 165 (Nothidris catalogue); Alayo, 1974: 14 (Cuba Monomorium species key); Snelling, 1975 PDF: 5 (Nothidris all species key); Snelling & Hunt, 1975 PDF: 79 (Nothidris all species key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 538 (former European U.S.S.R. Monomorium species key); Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 82 (Iberian Peninsula Monomorium species key); Smith, 1979: 1381 (North America Monomorium catalogue); Tohmé & Tohmé, 1980a PDF: 1087 (Lebanon & Syria Epixenus species key); Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 267 (Saudi Arabia Monomorium species key); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 55, 70 (Australia Chelaner, Monomorium catalogues); DuBois, 1986 PDF: 74 (Nearctic Monomorium species revision, key); Bolton, 1987 PDF: 281 (Phacota diagnosis, review of genus); Bolton, 1987 PDF: 283 (Antichthonidris, review of genus); Bolton, 1987 PDF: 284 (Nothidris review of genus); Bolton, 1987 PDF: 287 (Monomorium diagnosis, review of genus, Afrotropical species revision, key); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 19, 40 and Taylor, 1987b: 2 (Australia, New Caledonia & New Zealand Monomorium checklist); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 272 (Balkans Monomorium species key); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 14 (synoptic classification); Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990 PDF: 231 (Turkmenistan Monomorium species key); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 326, 357 (Neotropical Monomorium catalogue); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 361 (Nothidris catalogue); Morisita, Kubota, et al. 1992: 38 (Japan Monomorium species key); Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 46 (Armenia Monomorium species key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048, 1050, 1051 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 67, 258, 292, 316 (Antichthonidris, Monomorium, Nothidris, Phacota catalogues); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 88 (China Monomorium species key); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 337 (Saudi Arabia Monomorium species key); Radchenko, 1997G PDF: 211 (Trichomyrmex scabriceps group revision, key); Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 19 (Portugal Monomorium species key); Shattuck, 1999: 145 (Australia synopsis); Heterick, 2001 PDF: 367 (Australia Monomorium species revision, key); Zhou, 2001A PDF: 112 (China, Guangxi Monomorium species key); Mackay & MacKay, 2002 PDF: 127 (U.S.A., New Mexico Monomorium species key); Heterick, 2006 PDF: 84 (Malagasy Monomorium species revision, key); Fernández, 2007B: 139 (Neotropical Monomorium species key); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 154 (Taiwan species key); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 158 (south-western Australia species key); Aldawood & Sharaf, 2011 PDF: 52 (Saudi Arabia Monomorium monomorium group key); Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 86 (Fiji species key); Sharaf & Aldawood, 2013 PDF (Afrotropical hildebrandti-group species key); Sharaf & Aldawood, 2013 PDF (Saudi Arabia monomorium-group species key).

Taxon Page Images:

Monomorium sydneyense queen and workers in the brood nest. Yandoit, Victoria, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild.

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-22 08:41:25 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-22 08:41:01 Zach Lieberman modified Images

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