Monomorium gallagheri

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium gallagheri.

Identification

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species is similar to Monomorium delagoense, but smaller and has larger eyes (M delagoense EL/HW 0.22-0.245).

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 13.687778° to 13.687778°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia.
Palaearctic Region: Oman (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.

  • gallagheri. Monomorium gallagheri Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 347 (w.) OMAN, SAUDI ARABIA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: holotype Oman: Qarhat Mu’ammar, 1.ii.1986 (M.D. Gallagher); paratypes: workers with same data, workers Saudi Arabia: Wadi Awsat, 31.xii.1974 (W. Büttiker).
    • Type-depository: unknown (possibly in WMLC, possibly in NHMB if Büttiker material was returned, possibly in OMHN if Gallagher material has been retained there).
    • Status as species: Borowiec, L. 2014: 119.
    • Distribution: Oman, 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 2.53; HL 0.88; HW 0.56; SL 0.57; EL 0.145; range: CI 77.8-84.3; SI 99.5-112; EL/HW 0.265-0.312.

The clypeal border is weakly convex with a small median incision. The alitrunk profile is flat with the mesonotum meeting the propodeum at an oblique angle. The propodeal furrow is distinct with well-defined side margins. The petiole node is a rounded triangle in side view. There are no hairs on the underside of the head away from the maxillae. The pronotum has one pair of hairs, the petiole one pair and the postpetiole two; the gaster has several on the first tergite. Head, alitrunk and nodes have evenly punctate sculpture; the gaster is shining with a faint reticulation The body colour is uniformly medium brown.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Oman, Qarhat Mu'ammar, 1.II.1986, M.D. Gallagher. - Paratypes: Oman: workers, same series as holotype. - Saudi Arabia: workers, Wadi Awsat, 31.XII.1974, W. Buttiker.

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insects: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2) Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15: 300-385.
  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.
  • 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