Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.81. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Monomorium alamarum   Bolton, 1987 

Download Data

Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Monomorium alamarum Bolton, 1987 PDF: 367, fig. 58 (w.) NAMIBIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Namibia: Namib Desert, Ganab, 23°08’S, 15°37’E,, sample G 339 (A.C. Marsh). Type-depository: BMNH. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 17 paratype workers. Paratype-locality: 11 paratype workers with same data as holotype, 6 paratype workers Namib Desert, Tsondab Vlei, 23°55’S, 15°22’E, 4.iv.1982, sample T6 (A.C. Marsh). Paratype-depositories: BMNH, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 259.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Namibia, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: Central Namib) times found in Desert (VEGTYPE, 2 times found in Karoid scrub on road verge, 1 times found in Lower Gariep Alluvial Vegetation, 1 times found in Bushy Karoo-Namib shrubland, Southern Namib) times found in Desert (VEGTYPE, 1 times found in Rehabilitated waste rock dump, 24 degree slope.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Hand collected, 4 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Beating "Rabbit Pan, 1 times Handcollected, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Yellow Pan Trap.

Elevations: collected from 62 - 1220 meters, 498 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1982-06-10 00:00:00.0 and 2019-09-11 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Monomorium alamarum: casent0902183

See something amiss? Send us an email.