Monomorium bidentatum

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Monomorium bidentatum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. bidentatum
Binomial name
Monomorium bidentatum
Mayr, 1887

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -25.133° to -39.827432°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Chile (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • bidentatum. Monomorium bidentatum Mayr, 1887: 616 (w.q.) CHILE.
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: Chile: Valdivia (C. Berg).
    • Type-depository: NHMW.
    • Snelling, R.R. 1975: 5 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1980: 533 (l.).
    • Combination in Monomorium (Notomyrmex): Emery, 1922e: 169;
    • combination in Notomyrmex: Kusnezov, 1960b: 345;
    • combination in Nothidris: Ettershank, 1966: 107;
    • combination in Antichthonidris: Snelling, R.R. 1975: 6;
    • combination in Monomorium: Kusnezov, 1949a: 425; Fernández, 2007b: 132.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 66; Emery, 1922e: 169; Goetsch & Menozzi, 1935: 96; Kusnezov, 1949a: 433; Kusnezov, 1953a: 108 (in key); Kusnezov, 1960b: 345; Ettershank, 1966: 107; Kutter, 1968b: 203; Kempf, 1970a: 22; Kempf, 1972a: 165; Snelling, R.R. & Hunt, 1976: 77; Brandão, 1991: 326; Bolton, 1995b: 67; Fernández, 2007b: 132.
    • Senior synonym of piceonigrum: Kusnezov, 1960b: 345; Kempf, 1972a: 165; Snelling, R.R. & Hunt, 1976: 77; Brandão, 1991: 326; Bolton, 1995b: 67.
    • [Note: if the dubious combination of Myrmica bidentata Smith, F. 1858b: 124, in Monomorium is correct then Monomorium bidentatum Mayr, 1887: 616, becomes an unresolved junior secondary homonym of Myrmica bidentata Smith, F. 1858.]
    • Distribution: Argentina, Chile.
  • piceonigrum. Monomorium (Notomyrmex) bidentatum subsp. piceonigrum Borgmeier, 1948b: 468, figs. 16, 17 (w.) ARGENTINA (Neuquén).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Argentina: Sued-Cordillere, Hua Hum, xii.1947 (Hayward & Willink).
    • Type-depository: IMLT, or MZSP.
    • Junior synonym of bidentatum: Kusnezov, 1960b: 345; Kempf, 1972a: 165; Snelling, R.R. & Hunt, 1976: 77; Brandão, 1991: 326; Bolton, 1995b: 67.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 169, Combination in Monomorium (Notomyrmex))
  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 107, Combination in Nothidris)
  • Heterick, B. E. 2001. Revision of the Australian ants of the genus Monomorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Invertebr. Taxon. 15: 353-459 (page 361, Combination in Monomorium)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1949a. El género Monomorium (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) en la Argentina. Acta Zool. Lilloana 7: 423-448 (page 431, see also)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1960b [1959]. La fauna de hormigas en el oeste de la Patagonia y Tierra del Fuego. Acta Zool. Lilloana 17: 321-401 (page 345, Combination in Notomyrmex)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1960b [1959]. La fauna de hormigas en el oeste de la Patagonia y Tierra del Fuego. Acta Zool. Lilloana 17: 321-401 (page 345, Senior synonym of piceonigrum)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 616, worker, queen described)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1975. Descriptions of new Chilean ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Contr. Sci. (Los Angel.) 274: 1-19 (page 5, male described)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1975. Descriptions of new Chilean ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Contr. Sci. (Los Angel.) 274: 1-19 (page 6, Combination in Antichthonidris)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1980. Supplementary studies on ant larvae: Ponerinae, Myrmicinae and Formicinae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106: 527-545 (page 533, larva described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Goetsch W. and C. Menozzi. 1935. Die Ameisen Chiles. Konowia 14: 94-102
  • Goetsch, W., and C. Menozzi. "Die Ameisen Chiles." Konowia 14 (1935): 94-102.
  • Snelling R. R., and J. H. Hunt. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Revista Chilena de Entomología 9: 63-129.