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Species: Monomorium ergatogyna   Wheeler, 1904 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Monomorium minutum subsp. ergatogyna Wheeler, 1904e PDF: 269 (w.q.) U.S.A. (California: Catalina I.). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype ergatoid queen (by designation of DuBois, 1986 PDF: 88). Type-locality: U.S.A.: California, Catalina I., 1904 (C.F. Baker). Type-depositories: AMNH, MCZC. Type notes: DuBois, 1986 PDF: 88, counts 21 workers, 16 queens in AMNH, and 12 workers, 17 queens in MCZC, all apparently from the type-locality. This does not tally with Wheeler’s original comment that the syntypes were “numerous workers and eight females taken from three different nests”. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: DuBois, 1986 PDF: 88.
DuBois, 1986 PDF: 88 (m.)
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1922c PDF: 173.
Subspecies of Monomorium minimum: Wheeler, 1914c PDF: 42 (in text); Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 501; Wheeler, 1935g: 23; Smith, 1951c PDF: 810.
Status as species: Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 562; Essig, 1926 PDF: 857; DuBois, 1986 PDF: 86 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 261; Ward, 2005 PDF: 14 (in text).
Senior synonym of Monomorium wheelerorum: Ward, 2005 PDF: 14
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Nearctic

Distribution Notes:


Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Monomorium ergatogyna   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Monomorium   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 14, (download) 14 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 73 times found in on swimming pool surface, 10 times found in coastal scrub, 10 times found in oak woodland, 4 times found in pine/oak woodland, 3 times found in grassland, 6 times found in chaparral, 4 times found in sagebrush desert, 3 times found in sagebrush-riparian vegetation, 4 times found in park/garden, 5 times found in low gambel oak scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 38 times under stone, 8 times nest under rock, 10 times under rock, 10 times ground forager(s), 7 times nest under stone, 5 times found under rock, 7 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 6 times on low vegetation, 7 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times exposed soil, 2 times ants found under concrete slab, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 42 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 35 times search, 23 times hand collecting, 10 times Davis sifter, 4 times miniWinkler, 3 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 3 days, 2 times bait, 1 times hand coll., 2 times Winkler sifter, 3 times beating, 2 times hand collected, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2630 meters, 1059 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1908-10-28 00:00:00.0 and 2022-10-08 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Monomorium ergatogyna: casent0103533, casent0105771

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