Monomorium carbonarium

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Monomorium carbonarium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. carbonarium
Binomial name
Monomorium carbonarium
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Cuba.
Oriental Region: India.
Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands, Iberian Peninsula, Iraq, Oman, Portugal, Spain.

It is known to occur in Medeira, Azores, Saudi Arabia and Iraq (Abdul-Rassoul et al. 2013).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • carbonarium. Myrmica carbonaria Smith, F. 1858b: 127 (w.q.m.) MADEIRA I. Combination in Monomorium: Roger, 1863b: 31. Junior synonym of minutum: Mayr, 1862: 753 (in text). Subspecies of minutum: Emery, 1893c: 82; Dalla Torre, 1893: 67; Emery, 1908h: 681. Status as species: Emery, 1890b: 48; Forel, 1899c: 78; Santschi, 1933a: 21; Ettershank, 1966: 88; Collingwood, 1985: 270.



  • Abdul-Rassoul, M.S., Ali, H.B. & Augul, R.SH. 2013. New Records of Unidentified Ants worker (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) stored in Iraqi Natural History Museum with key to Species. Adv. Biores., Vol 4 (2): 27-33.
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1985. Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia. Fauna Saudi Arab. 7: 230-302 (page 270, Status as species)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 67, Variety/race of minutum)
  • Emery, C. 1890c. Studii sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 22: 38-80 (page 48, Status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1893e. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud aux îles Canaries. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 62: 81-88 (page 82, Variety/race of minutum)
  • Emery, C. 1908j. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil V. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 663-686 (page 681, Variety/race of minutum)
  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 88, Status as species)
  • Forel, A. 1899e. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 57-80 (page 78, Status as species)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 753, (in text) Junior synonym of minutum)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 31, Combination in Monomorium)
  • Santschi, F. 1933a. Voyage de MM. L. Chopard et A. Méquignon aux Açores. V. Fourmis. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 102: 21-22 (page 21, Status as species)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 127, worker, queen, male described)