Monomorium medinae

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Monomorium medinae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. medinae
Binomial name
Monomorium medinae
Forel, 1892

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Colonies can produce ergatiod queens.


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

  • medinae. Monomorium medinae Forel, 1892g: 454 (w.) SPAIN (Canary Is). Combination in M. (Xeromyrmex): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 869. Senior synonym of mystes: Espadaler, 1982b: 112. See also: Bolton, 1987: 294.
  • mystes. Xenhyboma mystes Santschi, 1919g: 405, fig. 2 (q.) SPAIN (Canary Is). Combination in Monomorium: Ettershank, 1966: 91. Junior synonym of medinae: Espadaler, 1982b: 112. See also: Kutter, 1973a: 321; Bolton, 1987: 293.



  • Bolton, B. 1987. A review of the Solenopsis genus-group and revision of Afrotropical Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 54: 263-452 (page 294, see also)
  • Espadaler, X. 1982b. Xenhyboma mystes Santschi, 1919 = Monomorium medinae Forel, 1892. Évidence biologique de la synonymie (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Nouv. Rev. Entomol. 12: 111-113 (page 112, Senior synonym of mystes)
  • Forel, A. 1892g. Quelques fourmis de la faune méditerranéenne. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 36: 452-457 (page 454, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 869, Combination in M. (Xeromyrmex))