Monomorium armstrongi

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Monomorium armstrongi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Chelaner whitei)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Chelaner
Species: Monomorium armstrongi
McAreavey, 1949

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Chelaner whitei.


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

  • armstrongi. Monomorium (Holcomyrmex) armstrongi McAreavey, 1949: 10, figs. 30-35 (s.w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Chelaner: Ettershank, 1966: 96; in Monomorium: Taylor, 1987b: 2. Junior synonym of whitei: Heterick, 2001: 378.


  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 96, Combination in Chelaner)
  • Heterick, B. E. 2001. Revision of the Australian ants of the genus Monomorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Invertebr. Taxon. 15: 353-459 (page 378, Junior synonym of whitei)
  • McAreavey, J. 1949. Australian Formicidae. New genera and species. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 74: 1-25 (page 10, figs. 30-35 soldier, worker, queen, male described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1987b. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). First supplement, 10 July, 1987. CSIRO Div. Entomol. Rep. 41(Suppl. .1: 1-5 (page 2, Combination in Monomorium)