Monomorium fossulatum

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Monomorium fossulatum
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Syllophopsis sechellensis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Syllophopsis
Species: Monomorium fossulatum
Emery, 1895

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


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

  • fossulatum. Monomorium fossulatum Emery, 1895k: 465 (w.q.) MYANMAR. Synonym of sechellense: Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 64 [fossulatum is given as senior name, but sechellensis has priority and hence is the valid name for this taxon: Bolton, 1995b: 266].


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 266, [fossulatum is given as senior name, but sechellense has priority and hence is the valid name for this taxon: Bolton, 1995: 266].)
  • Emery, C. 1895m. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine. LXIII. Formiche di Birmania del Tenasserim e dei Monti Carin raccolte da L. Fea. Parte II. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 34[=(2(14): 450-483 (page 465, worker, queen described)
  • Wilson, E. O.; Taylor, R. W. 1967b. The ants of Polynesia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pac. Insects Monogr. 14: 1-109 (page 64, Junior synonym of sechellense)