Monomorium kusnezowi

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Monomorium kusnezowi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. kusnezowi
Binomial name
Monomorium kusnezowi
Santschi, 1928

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran in a low rainfall forest.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.


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.





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

  • kusnezowi. Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) kusnezowi Santschi, 1928b: 42 (w.) TURKMENISTAN.
    • Type-material: 8 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Turkmenistan: Beiram (= Bayramaly), 7,11,18.iv.1923 (N. Kusnezow).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • [Misspelled as kusnezovi by Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 236.]
    • Subspecies of indicum: Dlussky, 1981a: 17; Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985: 215; Bolton, 1995b: 263 (error).
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1936a: 37; Ettershank, 1966: 90; Aktaç, 1977: 122; Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 236; Paknia, et al. 2008: 155; Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 21.
    • Senior synonym of turkmenicum: Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985: 215; Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 236; Bolton, 1995b: 263.
    • Distribution: Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
  • turkmenicum. Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) venustum st. turkmenicum Santschi, 1928b: 43 (w.) TURKMENISTAN.
    • Type-material: 18 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Turkmenistan: Douschak, 22.iv.1923 (N. Kusnezow).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • [Misspelled as turkestanicum by Santschi, 1936a: 49; misspelled as turcmenicum by Pisarski, 1970: 309.]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Santschi, 1936a: 49.
    • Subspecies of venustum: Ettershank, 1966: 93.
    • Subspecies of indicum: Pisarski, 1967: 398; Pisarski, 1970: 309.
    • Junior synonym of kusnezowi: Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985: 215; Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 236; Bolton, 1995b: 268.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Aktaç, N. "Studies on the myrmecofauna of Turkey I. Ants of Siirt, Bodrum and Trabzon." Istanbul Universitesi Fen Fakultesi Mecmuasi. Seri B 41 (1977): 115-135.
  • Kiran K., and C. Karaman. 2012. First annotated checklist of the ant fauna of Turkey (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 3548: 1-38.
  • Mokrousov M. V., and V.A. Zryanin. 2015. Materials on the early spring wasps and ants fauna of Uzbekistan (Hymenoptera: Vespomorpha: Chrysidoidea, Scolioidea, Pompiloidea, Vespoidea, Apoidea [Spheciformes], Formicoidea). Entomological research Russia and its neighboring regions 5: 36–48.
  • Paknia O., and M. Pfeiffer. 2011. Hierarchical partitioning of ant diversity: implications for conservation of biogeographical diversity in arid and semi-arid areas. Diversity and Distributions 17: 122-131.
  • Pashaei Rad S., B. Taylor, R. Torabi, E. Aram, G. Abolfathi, R. Afshari, F. Borjali, M. Ghatei, F. Hediary, F. Jazini, V. Heidary Kiah, Z. Mahmoudi, F. Safariyan, and M. Seiri. 2018. Further records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 64(2): 145-159.
  • Pisarski B. 1967. Ameisen (Formicidae) von Dr. J. Klapperich in Afghanistan gesammelt. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne 37: 47-51.
  • Pisarski B. 1967. Fourmis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) d'Afghanistan récoltées par M. Dr. K. Lindberg. Annales Zoologici (Warsaw) 24: 375-425.
  • Pisarski B. 1969. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Fauna Afghanistans. (Sammelergebnisse von O. Jakes 1963-64, D. Povolny 1965, D. Povolny & Fr. Tenora 1966, J. Simek 1965-66, D. Povolny, J. Gaisler, Z. Sebek & Fr. Tenora 1967). Formicidae, Hym. Casopis Moravského Musea v Brne 54(Suppl.): 305-326.