Monomorium phoenicum

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Monomorium phoenicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. phoenicum
Binomial name
Monomorium phoenicum
Santschi, 1927

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Greece, Israel, Lebanon (type locality), Oman.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • phoenicum. Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) subopacum var. phoenicum Santschi, 1927d: 242 (w.q.) LEBANON. [First available use of Monomorium salomonis subsp. subopacum var. phoenicia Emery, 1908h: 677; unavailable name.] Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916: 170 (m.). Raised to species: Collingwood, 1985: 272. See also: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 55; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 353.



  • Agosti, D.; Collingwood, C. A. 1987a. A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) and a key to the worker caste. I. Synonymic list. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 60: 51-62 (page 55, see also)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1985. Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia. Fauna Saudi Arab. 7: 230-302 (page 272, Raised to species)
  • Collingwood, C. A.; Agosti, D. 1996. Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (part 2). Fauna Saudi Arab. 15: 300-385 (page 353, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1908j. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil V. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 663-686 (page 677, [First available use of Monomorium salomonis subsp. subopacum var. phoenicia Emery, 1908h: 677; unavailable name.])
  • Santschi, F. 1927e. Révision myrmécologique. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 67: 240-248 (page 242, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M.; Mann, W. M. 1916. The ants of the Phillips Expedition to Palestine during 1914. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 60: 167-174 (page 170, male described)