Monomorium pacis

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Monomorium pacis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. pacis
Binomial name
Monomorium pacis
Forel, 1915

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • pacis. Monomorium pacis Forel, 1915c: 343 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. See also: Bolton, 1987: 404.

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

Bolton (1987) - Forel's description of this enigmatic species is too vague to allow even a guess at its correct placement. He says that pacis has something of the appearance of bondroita, but other characters which he mentions indicate that the species is correctly placed in Monomorium.

Features which Forel stresses, which may be of value in recognizing this species, if it is ever rediscovered, include the following.

TL 1.9, smaller than Monomorium leimbachi (a junior synonym of Monomorium rhopalocerum). Profile of head subtruncate in front of the clypeus. Frontal carinae posteriorly forming a strong curve with their anterior lobe, which is situated on the subtruncate region. Eyes with about 15-20 ommatidia, situated on the anterior third of the sides of the head.

Description

Type Material

Bolton (1987) - Holotype worker, South Africa: Cape Town (not in Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève or South African Museum, presumed lost).

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