Monomorium dammame

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Monomorium dammame
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species group: salomonis
Species: M. dammame
Binomial name
Monomorium dammame
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium dammame.

Identification

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - Similar in description to Monomorium vatranum, but has distinctly larger eyes.

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 26.4° to 26.4°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • dammame. Monomorium dammame Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 344 (w.) SAUDI ARABIA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: holotype Saudi Arabia: Dammam, 26°24’N, 50°11’E, 13.ix.1976 (W. Büttiker); paratypes: workers with same data, workers Saudi Arabia: Al-Khubra, 29.v.1978 (W. Büttiker).
    • Type-depository: unknown (possibly in WMLC, possibly in NHMB if Büttiker material was returned).
    • [Misspelled as dammae by Borowiec, L. 2014: 118.]
    • Status as species: Borowiec, L. 2014: 118.
    • Distribution: Saudi Arabia.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype: TL 2.3; HL 0.80; HW 0.67; SL 0.71; EL/HW 0.34; range: CI 79-87; SI 100-115; EL/HW 0.34-0.365.

The head in dorsal view is oval with rounded sides. The eyes are exceptionally large. The antennal scapes clearly over-reach the occipital margin when laid back and all funiculus segments are longer than broad. The anterior clypeal margin is mildly convex with a small median incision. The dorsal alitrunk outline is rather flat with the mesonotum and propodeum meeting at a very wide angle. The petiole is a high, rounded, equilateral triangle in side view, 0.22 mm high. The pronotum has one pair of hairs, the petiole one pair and the postpetiole two pairs. The head and pronotum are glossy with weak reticulate sculpture, the sides of the mesopropodeum are more coarsely sculptured; the nodes and gaster are brilliant. The overall colour is pale yellowish brown.

Type Material

Holotype: queen, Saudi Arabia, Dammam, 26°24'N 50°11 'E, 13.IX.1976, W Buttiker. - Paratypes: Saudi Arabia: workers, same series as holotype; workers, Al-Khubra, 29.V.1978, W Buttiker.

References

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