Temnothorax monjauzei

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Temnothorax monjauzei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. monjauzei
Binomial name
Temnothorax monjauzei
(Cagniant, 1968)

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 36.991389° to 35.133333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.


This species is a host for the ant Temnothorax algerianus (a slave maker) (Buschinger et al., 1990).


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

  • monjauzei. Leptothorax monjauzei Cagniant, 1968b: 83, figs. (w.q.m.) ALGERIA. Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271.



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.
  • Buschinger, A., K. Jessen, and H. Cagniant. "The life history of Epimyrma algeriana, a slave-making ant with facultative polygyny (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)." Zoologische Beiträge (N.F.)33 (1990): 23-49.
  • Cagniant, H. 1968. Liste preliminaire de fourmis forestieres d'Algerie. Resultats obtenus de 1963 a 1964. Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 104: 138-147
  • Cagniant, H. "Description de Leptothorax monjauzei n. sp. d'Algérie (Hym. Formicidae Myrmicinae). Représentation de trois castes et notes biologiques." Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 73 (1968): 83-90.
  • Cagniant, H. "Note sur les peuplements de fourmis en forêt d'Algérie." Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 108 (1973): 386-390.
  • Cagniant, H. Les peuplements de fourmis des forêts algériennes: écologie, biocénotique, essai biologique. Universite de Toulouse, 1973.