Monomorium distinctum

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Monomorium distinctum
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Monomorium havilandi)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: Monomorium distinctum
Arnold, 1944

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


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

  • distinctum. Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) distinctum Arnold, 1944: 11, fig. 18 (w.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of havilandi: Bolton, 1987: 368.


  • Arnold, G. 1944. New species of African Hymenoptera. No. 5. Occas. Pap. Natl. Mus. South. Rhod. 2: 1-38 (page 11, fig. 18 worker, male described)
  • Bolton, B. 1987. A review of the Solenopsis genus-group and revision of Afrotropical Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 54: 263-452 (page 368, Junior synonym of havilandi)