Monomorium matame

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium matame.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia.
Palaearctic Region: Oman (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • matame. Monomorium matame Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 350, fig. 22 (w.) OMAN.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Holotype: HL 1.10; HW 0.91; SL 1.05; EL 0.31; CI 80-84; SI 111-115.

The pilosity and sculpture are similar to Monomorium niloticum but the eyes are larger, EL/HW 0.325-0.34, and the colour different. The head and antennal clubs are brownish, contrasting with the lighter alitrunk whereas in the very large number of M niloticum specimens from Arabia the pale reddish colour of the head, alitrunk, antennae and legs is consistent.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Oman, Wadi Matam, l.II.1986, M.D. Gallagher. - Paratypes: Oman: workers, same series as holotype. - Saudi Arabia: 1 queen, Nuayriyah, 20.V.1980, W Buttiker. - Yemen: workers, Sana'a, II.1991, A. van Harten.