Monomorium estherae

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Monomorium estherae
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Monomorium madecassum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: Monomorium estherae
Weber, 1943

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

Nomenclature

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

  • estherae. Monomorium (Monomorium) estherae Weber, 1943c: 361, pl. 15, fig. 18 (w.) SUDAN. Junior synonym of leopoldinum: Bolton, 1987: 397; of madecassum: Heterick, 2006: 128.

References

  • 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 397, Junior synonym of leopoldinum)
  • Weber, N. A. 1943d. The ants of the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 93: 263-389 (page 361, pl. 15, fig. 18 worker described)