Monomorium dentigerum baal

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Monomorium dentigerum baal
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Trichomyrmex dentigera)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: Monomorium dentigerum baal
Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916

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


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

  • baal. Monomorium (Holcomyrmex) dentigerum var. baal Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916: 171 (w.) SYRIA.
    • Subspecies of dentigerum: Emery, 1922e: 181; Menozzi, 1933b: 65 (in key); Ettershank, 1966: 87.
    • Status as species: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 55; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 272 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 259; Borowiec, L. 2014: 116 (error); Petrov, 2006: 94 (in key) (error); Vonshak, et al. 2009: 43 (error); Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, 2014: 136 (error).
    • Junior synonym of dentigera: Radchenko, 1997f: 216.

Taxonomic Status

Borowiec & Salata (2020): Monomorium dentigerum var. baal was raised to species rank by Agosti and Collingwood (1987a, b), but Radchenko (1997) synonymized it with Trichomyrmex dentigera. Because authors of above-mentioned publications did not examine types of this name, its status remains uncertain.