Monomorium medinae

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Monomorium medinae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. medinae
Binomial name
Monomorium medinae
Forel, 1892

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Colonies can produce ergatiod queens.


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

  • medinae. Monomorium medinae Forel, 1892g: 454 (w.) SPAIN (Canary Is). Combination in M. (Xeromyrmex): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 869. Senior synonym of mystes: Espadaler, 1982b: 112. See also: Bolton, 1987: 294.
  • mystes. Xenhyboma mystes Santschi, 1919g: 405, fig. 2 (q.) SPAIN (Canary Is). Combination in Monomorium: Ettershank, 1966: 91. Junior synonym of medinae: Espadaler, 1982b: 112. See also: Kutter, 1973a: 321; Bolton, 1987: 293.

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


Type Material

Bolton (1987) - Holotype worker, Canary Islands: Teneriffe , Laguna (Medina) (MHN) [examined].