Monomorium rufulum

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Monomorium rufulum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. rufulum
Binomial name
Monomorium rufulum
Stitz, 1923

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Synonyms

A Namibia savannah baiting study found this ant to be the dominant ground species (Campbell et al. 2015).

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Botswana, Namibia (type locality), South Africa, Zimbabwe.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • rufulum. Monomorium salomonis var. rufula Stitz, 1923: 156 (w.) NAMIBIA. Raised to species and senior synonym of monardi: Bolton, 1987: 359. See also: Bolton, 1986b: 268.
  • monardi. Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) monardi Santschi, 1937d: 226, figs. 15, 16 (w.) ANGOLA. Junior synonym of rufulum: Bolton, 1987: 359.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1986b. Apterous females and shift of dispersal strategy in the Monomorium salomonis-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 20: 267-272 (page 268, see also)
  • 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 359, Raised to species, and senior synonym of monardi)
  • Campbell, H., M. D. E. Fellowes, and J. M. Cook. 2015. Species diversity and dominance-richness relationships for ground and arboreal ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) assemblages in Namibian desert, saltpan, and savannah. Myrmecol. News. 21:37-47.
  • Stitz, H. 1923. Hymenoptera, VII. Formicidae. Beitr. Kennt. Land- Süsswasserfauna Dtsch.-Südwestafr. 2: 143-167 (page 156, worker described)