Monomorium wahibiense

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Monomorium wahibiense
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Monomorium abeillei)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: Monomorium wahibiense
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

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Specimen Labels

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Monomorium abeillei.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • wahibiense. Monomorium wahibiense Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 357 (w.) OMAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: holotype Oman: Wahibi Sands, 6.viii.1986 (M.D. Gallagher); paratypes: workers with same data, workers United Arab Emirates: Djebel Haffete, 3-4.x.1984 (H. Heatwole), workers United Arab Emirates: Ras Ghanada, ix.1992 (B. Tigar).
    • Type-depository: unknown (possibly in WMLC, possibly in OMHN if Gallagher material has been retained there, possibly in NCSU if Heatwole material returned there).
    • Status as species: Collingwood, et al. 2011: 438; Borowiec, L. 2014: 127.
    • Distribution: Oman, United Arab Emirates.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Collingwood C. A., D. Agosti, M. R. Sharaf, A. Van Harten, 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE 4: 405-474
  • Collingwood C.A., D.Agosti, M.R. Sharaf, and A. van Harten. 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod fauna of the UAE, 4: 405–474
  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.
  • Sharaf M. R., B. L. Fisher, H. M. Al Dhafer, A. Polaszek, and A. S. Aldawood. 2018. Additions to the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Oman: an updated list, new records and a description of two new species. Asian Myrmecology 10: e010004
  • Tigar B. J., and C. A. Collingwood. 1993. A preliminary list of ant records from Abu Dhabi Emirate, U.A.E. Tribulus 3(2): 13-14.