Monomorium majarishe

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium majarishe.

Identification

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species appears close to Monomorium osiridis, but the head sculpture lacks the characteristic median shining strip of M. osiridis and the eyes are slightly larger.

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 21.383333° to 21.383333°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia (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.

  • majarishe. Monomorium majarishe Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 349 (w.) SAUDI ARABIA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: holotype Saudi Arabia: Wadi Majarish, 21°23’N, 40°15’E, 17.iii.1983 (W. Büttiker); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depository: unknown (possibly in WMLC, possibly in NHMB if Büttiker material was returned).
    • Status as species: Borowiec, L. 2014: 121.
    • Distribution: 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 1.95; HL 0.49; HW 0.38; SL 0.35; EL/HW 0.24; range: CI 78.5-79; SI 90-92.

The clypeus is emarginate. The eyes with six ommatidia in the longest row are set slightly forward of the midlength of the head. The alitrunk in profile shows no dip in the dorsal outline, the mesopropodeal break appearing as a simple line. There are no dorsal hairs on the alitrunk or nodes. The head has no well-defined sculpture and that of the alitrunk dorsum, nodes and lower face of the first gastral tergite is punctate but not dense. The colour is dull greyish yellow.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Saudi Arabia, Wadi Majarish, 21°23'N 40°15'E, 17.II.1983, W. Buttiker. - Paratypes: workers, same series as holotype.

Determination Clarifications

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species was wrongly identified as Monomorium schultzei in Collingwood (1985) but that species has not been confirmed for Arabia.

References