Monomorium aeyade

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Monomorium aeyade
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species group: monomorium
Species: M. aeyade
Binomial name
Monomorium aeyade
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known of the biology or ecology of this species, which remains known only from the original type material.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Oman (type locality).

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Biology

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Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • aeyade. Monomorium aeyade Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 341 (w.) OMAN.

Type Material

  • Neotype (designated by Sharaf, Al Dhafer et al., 2018: 6), worker, Wadi Aeyad, Oman, 20 March 1990, MD Gallagher, CASENT0922329, World Museum Liverpool.

Sharaf, Al Dhafer et al. (2018): This species was originally described based on two worker specimens, the holotype and one paratype. During an extensive search in the WMLC collection it was not possible to locate the holotype, which is presumably lost. However, the paratype specimen was available for examination and we designate it as a neotype to unequivocally ascertain the identity of the species.

Description

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