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Species: Monomorium rothsteini   Forel, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Monomorium rothsteini Forel, 1902j PDF: 444 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland). Australasia. Primary type information: Queensland, Charters Towers, Wiederhehr; ANIC AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Sparks et al., 2014 PDF: 517.
Imai et al., 1977 PDF: 348 (k.); Heterick, 2001 PDF: 409 (q.m.).
Combination in Chelaner: Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 97.
Combination in Monomorium: Taylor, 1987b: 3.
Status as species: Emery, 1914a PDF: 180; Wheeler, 1915h PDF: 806; Crawley, 1915a PDF: 134; Emery, 1922c PDF: 171; Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 97; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 58; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 20; Bolton, 1995b: 266; Heterick, 2001 PDF: 408 (redescription); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 160; Sparks et al., 2014 PDF: 517 (redescription).
Genbank accession numbers: KC572911–KCC572920; KC572923.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in sclerophyl forest, 1 times found in In garden, 1 times found in Mallee woodland; light soil/clay, 1 times found in Sandplain heathland, 1 times found in Woodland, 1 times found in Eucalypt, open woodland, 1 times found in Ex paddock.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times soil, 1 times nest in ground, 1 times On drive of roadhouse, 1 times low mound, 1 times forager on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search, 1 times ex pitfall trap, 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 400 meters, 280 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1929-02-08 and 2008-11-14

Type specimens: syntype: anic32-015637, anic32-015695, anic32-015696; syntype of Monomorium rothsteini: casent0908683; syntype of Monomorium rothsteini leda: casent0908684

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