Trichomyrmex santschii

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Trichomyrmex santschii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Trichomyrmex
Species group: destructor
Species: T. santschii
Binomial name
Trichomyrmex santschii
Forel, 1907

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Tunisia.

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.

  • santschii. Holcomyrmex santschii Forel, 1907b: 203 (w.) TUNISIA. Santschi, 1911f: 84 (m.); Karavaiev, 1912a: 3 (q.). Combination in Monomorium: Emery, 1908h: 669; in M. (Isolcomyrmex): Santschi, 1917c: 296; in M. (Parholcomyrmex): Emery, 1922e: 180; in Trichomyrmex: Ward et al., 2014: 16.
  • major. Monomorium (Isolcomyrmex) santschii var. major Bernard, 1953a: 168 (w.) ALGERIA. Raised to species: Bolton, 1995b: 264. Senior synonym of santschianum: Bolton, 1995b: 264.
  • santschianum. Monomorium santschianum Ettershank, 1966: 92. Unnecessary replacement name for Holcomyrmex santschii Forel, 1907b: 203. Junior synonym of major: Bolton, 1995b: 266. See also: Bolton, 1987: 296.



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  • Ward, P.S., Brady, S.G., Fisher, B.L. & Schultz, T.R. 2014. The evolution of myrmicine ants: phylogeny and biogeography of a hyperdiverse ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/syen.12090.

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Barech G., M. Khaldi, X. Espadaler, and H. Cagniant. 2017. The genus Monomorium Mayr, 1855 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the Maghreb (North Africa): Identification key, redescription of Monomorium major Bernard, 1953 and new records from Algeria. Boletin de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 61: 151-157.
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  • Forel A. 1907. Fourmis nouvelles de Kairouan et d'Orient. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 51: 201-208.
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  • Santschi, F. 1911. Formicides nouveaux de l'Afrique Mineure (4e note suite). Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de l'Afrique du Nord 2: 78-85
  • Santschi, F. 1926. Quelques fourmis nord-africaines. Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de l'Afrique du Nord 17: 229-236
  • Santschi, F. "Formicides nouveaux de l'Afrique Mineure (4e note suite)." Bulletin de la Société d' Histoire naturelle de l' Afrique du Nord 2 (1911): 78-85.
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  • Santschi, F. "Une nouvelle fourmis parasite." Bulletin de la Société d' Histoire naturelle de l' Afrique du Nord 4 (1913): 229-230.