Monomorium atomum

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Monomorium atomum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. atomum
Binomial name
Monomorium atomum
Forel, 1902

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Specimen Labels


In Yemen this species was found in humid leaf litter under a date palm tree where the soil was rich in accumulations of decayed animal faeces (Sharaf et al., 2017).


Worker. Small species (TL 1.20–1.30). Head distinctly longer than broad, feebly convex or parallel sides and feebly concave posterior margin; eyes small with four or five ommatidia in the longest row; petiole peduncle in profile short and without anteroventral process. Body smooth and shining. Colour uniform yellow (Sharaf et al., 2017).

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Socotra Archipelago, Yemen.
Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • atomum. Monomorium atomus Forel, 1902c: 210 (w.) INDIA. Bingham, 1903: 208 (q.). Combination in M. (Martia): Forel, 1910c: 252. Current subspecies: nominal plus aharonii, cooperi, integrium, procax.