Monomorium clavicorne

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Monomorium clavicorne
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species group: monomorium
Species: M. clavicorne
Binomial name
Monomorium clavicorne
André, 1881

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Specimen Labels


Sharaf, Al Dhafer et al. (2018): Little is known of the biology of the species. The single specimen available was found in a cultivated area with a sewage water stream. It was coexisting with Tapinoma simrothi, Trichomyrmex mayri and Tetramorium caespitum. Due to the relatively broad regional distribution of the species it might be an introduction to Saudi Arabia.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Israel (type locality), Tunisia (type locality).

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.

  • clavicorne. Monomorium clavicorne André, 1881b: 68, pl. 3, fig. 9 (w.) ISRAEL.
    • Combination in M. (Mitara): Santschi, 1915a: 58.
    • Combination in M. (Lampromyrmex): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 876.
    • Subspecies of orientale: Mayr, 1904b: 4; Emery, 1908h: 685; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 876.
    • Status as species: André, 1883a: 332 (in key); Dalla Torre, 1893: 66; Santschi, 1915a: 58; Emery, 1922e: 183; Menozzi, 1933b: 64 (in key); Collingwood, 1985: 270; Bolton, 1995b: 260; Aldawood & Sharaf, 2011: 52 (in key); Collingwood, et al. 2011: 433; Borowiec, L. 2014: 117 (see note in bibliography).
    • Senior synonym of punica: Sharaf, Al Dhafer et al., 2018: 9.
  • punicum. Monomorium (Mitara) clavicorne var. punica Santschi, 1915a: 58, fig. 4 (w.) TUNISIA.
    • Combination in M. (Lampromyrmex): Emery, 1922e: 183.
    • Subspecies of clavicorne: Emery, 1922e: 183; Bolton, 1995b: 266.
    • Junior synonym of clavicorne: Sharaf, Al Dhafer et al., 2018: 9.



  • André, E. 1881c. Catalogue raisonné des Formicides provenant du voyage en Orient de M. Abeille de Perrin et description des espèces nouvelles. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (6)(1): 53-78 (page 68, pl. 3, fig. 9 worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1908j. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil V. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 663-686 (page 685, Variety of orientale)
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 183, Revived status as species)
  • Mayr, G. 1904b. Formiciden aus Ägypten und dem Sudan. In: Jägerskiöld, L. A. Results of the Swedish Zoological Expedition to Egypt and the White Nile, 1901. Part 1 (no. 9). Uppsala: Library of the Royal University of Uppsala, 11 pp. (page 4, Variety of orientale)
  • Santschi, F. 1915a. Nouvelles fourmis d'Algérie, Tunisie et Syrie. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 6: 54-63 (page 58, Revived status as species)
  • Sharaf, M., Al Dhafer, H.M., Aldawood, A.S., Hita Garcia, F. 2018. Ants of the Monomorium monomorium species-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Arabian Peninsula with description of a new species from southwestern Saudi Arabia. PeerJ 6:e4277, pp. 1-31 (DOI 10.7717/peerj.4277).
  • 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 876, Combination in M. (Lampromyrmex))