Monomorium mahyoubi

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium mahyoubi.

Identification

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species resembles Monomorium suleyile but is smaller, darker and has larger eyes.

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 15.355556° to 13.083333°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Yemen (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.

  • mahyoubi. Monomorium mahyoubi Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 349 (w.) YEMEN.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: holotype Yemen: Taiz - Al-Turbah, 14.iii.1993, roadside (C.A. Collingwood); paratypes: workers with same data, workers Yemen: Sana’a, 17.iii.1993 (C.A. Collingwood).
    • Type-depository: unknown (possibly in WMLC).
    • Status as species: Borowiec, L. 2014: 121.
    • Distribution: Yemen.

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 2.8; HL 0.66; HW 0.57; SL 0.62; CI 86; SI 99-100; EL/HW 0.27.

The pronotum has one pair of erect hairs, the mesonotum up to two pairs, the petiole and postpetiole each have two pairs and the first gastral tergite has 8-10 pairs. The head, alitrunk and nodes are coarsely punctate, the gaster less densely but distinctly sculptured so that the whole body is dull without shine. The colour is dark brownish black. The clypeal margin is incised in the middle and the clypeal ridges are relatively sharp.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Yemen, Taiz - Al-Turbah, roadside, 14.III.1993, C.A. Collingwood. - Paratypes: Yemen: workers, same series as holotype; workers, Sana'a, 17.III.1993, C.A. Collingwood.

References

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