Monomorium fezzanense

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Monomorium fezzanense
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Monomorium areniphilum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: Monomorium fezzanense
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • fezzanense. Monomorium fezzanense Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 346 (w.) SAUDI ARABIA, OMAN.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: holotype Saudi Arabia: Jabal Banban, 16.iii.1978 (W. Büttiker); paratypes: workers with same data, workers Saudi Arabia: N Tabuk, 4.iv.1979, Expd N Hedjaz (W. Büttiker), workers Saudi Arabia: Al-Tawlah, 7.iii.1983 (C.A. Collingwood), workers Oman: Khabura Batina, (R.P. Whitcombe), workers OMAN: Thumrait, iv.1984 (J.M. Barnes).
    • Type-depository: unknown (possibly in WMLC, possibly in NHMB if Büttiker material was returned).
    • Status as species: Collingwood, et al. 2011: 433; Borowiec, L. 2014: 119.
    • Distribution: Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Barech G., M. Khaldi, X. Espadaler, and H. Cagniant. 2017. The genus Monomorium Mayr, 1855 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the Maghreb (North Africa): Identification key, redescription of Monomorium major Bernard, 1953 and new records from Algeria. Boletin de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 61: 151-157.
  • Collingwood C. A., D. Agosti, M. R. Sharaf, A. Van Harten, 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE 4: 405-474
  • Collingwood C.A., D.Agosti, M.R. Sharaf, and A. van Harten. 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod fauna of the UAE, 4: 405–474
  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.
  • Ettershank G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171.
  • Sharaf M. R., B. L. Fisher, H. M. Al Dhafer, A. Polaszek, and A. S. Aldawood. 2018. Additions to the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Oman: an updated list, new records and a description of two new species. Asian Myrmecology 10: e010004