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Species: Monomorium carbonarium   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmica carbonaria Smith, 1858a PDF: 127 (w.q.m.) PORTUGAL (Madeira I.). Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype worker(s), syntype queen(s), syntype male(s) (numbers not stated). Type-locality: Portugal: Madeira (T.V. Wollaston). Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Monomorium: Roger, 1863b PDF: 31
Junior synonym of Monomorium minutum: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 753 (in text); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 429; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 91; Dours, 1873 PDF: 169; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 210; Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 58 (error).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Canary Islands
    Americas: Canada, Cuba
    Asia: India, Iraq, Oman
    Europe: Portugal, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Nearctic, Neotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Azores, Madeira

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61

Monomorium carbonariumHNS (Smith,1858)

Myrmicia carbonaria SmithHNS, 1858: Cat. Hym. Brit. Mus.6:127.

Monomorium minutum MayrHNS,1862: Verh. Zool. Bot. Wien. 12:753.

Monomorium carbonarium SmithHNS: Roger, 1863, Berl. Ent. Z. 7:31.

World distribution: Madeira, Oman, Northren East Atlantic & Egypt.

Distribution in Egypt: Sinai.

Material examined: W.El-Arbaein: 1.IV. 1998 (9), 11.VIII.1998 (8), 9.IX.1998 (10), 19.11.1999 (23); Sahab: 1.IV. 1998, (5), 2.V.1998 (12), 12.VII.1998 (6), 10.VIII.1998 (7), 14.XI.1998 (12), 18.11.1999 (9); El-Mafareq: 1.IV.1998 (9), 2.V.1998 (14), 12.VII.1998 (6), 10.VIII.1998 (14), 8.IX.1998 (22), 14.XI.1998 (18), 18.11.1999 (21) (Ain Coll.).

Note: This species is new record to the Egyptian fauna.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Port of entry.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand.

Collect Date Range: collected between 1965-09-17 00:00:00.0 and 2005-05-16 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Monomorium carbonarium: casent0902279

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