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Species: Monomorium exiguum   Forel, 1894 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Monomorium exiguum Forel, 1894b PDF: 85 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Lectotype: Ethiopia, Shoa, 3 CASENT0101870; MHNG Secondary type information: Paralectotype, Shoa, 3 (MHNG: CASENT0101853) AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Heterick, 2006 PDF: 115 (q.m.) (Lectotype designation).
Combination in Monomorium (Martia): Forel, 1913i PDF: 351; in Monomorium (Lampromyrmex): Wheeler, 1922: 876.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Grande Glorieuse, Juan de Nova Island, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
    Europe: Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1987


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Monomorium exiguum n. spec.  Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100: 85-86, (download) 85-86 3950
Monomorium exiguum   Heterick, B. E., 2006, A revision of the Malagasy ants belonging to genus Monomorium Mayr, 1855 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 57, pp. 69-202: 115-120, (download) 115-120 21061

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 71 times found in tropical dry forest, 17 times found in gallery forest, 22 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 1 times found in Dry forest on sandy soil, 17 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 16 times found in rainforest, 6 times found in grassland, 16 times found in spiny bush, 10 times found in Uapaca woodland, 5 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 93 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 13 times ex soil, 7 times leaf litter, 6 times under stone, 10 times ex rotten log, 10 times forest margin along road, 3 times soil, 4 times sifted litter, 4 times elephant path, 2 times pitfall trap, 2 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 49 times Malaise trap, 51 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 10 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 16 times Pitfall trap, 2 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 19 times Malaise, 12 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 13 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 11 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 3 times 9 maxi winks, 2 times MW 20 sample transect, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2147 meters, 470 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1913-07-20 and 2019-01-09

Type specimens: Lectotype of Monomorium exiguum: casent0101870; Lectotype of Monomorium exiguum flavescens: casent0101592; Lectotype of Monomorium faurei: casent0010878; Lectotype of Monomorium minutissimum: casent0010880; paralectotype of Monomorium exiguum: casent0101853; paralectotype of Monomorium exiguum flavescens: casent0101586, casent0101743; paralectotype of Monomorium faurei: casent0010879; paratype: casent0217367; paratype of Monomorium dryhimi: casent0922344; paratype of Monomorium montanum: casent0913825; Syntype: sam-ent-011953; syntype of Monomorium baushare: casent0906343; syntype of Monomorium exiguum bulawayensis: casent0902267; syntype of Monomorium qarahe: casent0906344; syntype of Monomorium faurei: casent0904589; type of Monomorium (Mitara) exiguum r. flavescens: focol1750

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