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Species: Monomorium viator   Santschi, 1923 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) viator Santschi, 1923e PDF: 280, fig. 3 (w.m.) NAMIBIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), 1 syntype male. Type-locality: Namibia (“Sud ouest africain”): Namsen, 22.xii.1915 (R.W.E. Tucker). Type-depository: NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Santschi, 1936a PDF: 39; Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 93; Marsh, 1986b PDF: 338; Bolton, 1987 PDF: 363 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 268.
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  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: 8 times found in Karoo-Namib shrubland, 6 times found in Bushy Karoo-Namib shrubland, Central Namib) times found in Desert (VEGTYPE, 1 times found in River bed, 1 times found in Riverine, 1 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in trees, 1 times found in Acacia, Southern Namib) times found in Desert (VEGTYPE, 1 times found in Noms Mountain Desert.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times Yellow Pan Trap, 5 times Hand collected, 3 times Malaise Trap, 2 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Brown Pan Trap, 1 times Nest, 1 times Turning over rocks.

Elevations: collected from 131 - 2000 meters, 924 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1982-04-04 00:00:00.0 and 2019-09-12 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Monomorium viator: casent0913863

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