Monomorium niger

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Monomorium niger
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Chelaner bicornis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Chelaner
Species: Monomorium niger
McAreavey, 1949

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Chelaner bicornis.


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

  • niger. Monomorium (Holcomyrmex) niger McAreavey, 1949: 12, figs. 36-41 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. [Junior secondary homonym of Holcomyrmex criniceps var. niger Forel, above.] Replacement name: Monomorium macareaveyi Ettershank, 1966: 97.


  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 181, Combination in Monomorium)
  • Forel, A. 1902c. Myrmicinae nouveaux de l'Inde et de Ceylan. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 165-249 (page 220, worker described)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1997g. Review of the ants of scabriceps group of the genus Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 46: 211-224 (page 218, Junior synonym of criniceps)
  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 97, Replacement name: Monomorium macareaveyi Ettershank)
  • McAreavey, J. 1949. Australian Formicidae. New genera and species. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 74: 1-25 (page 12, figs. 36-41 worker, queen, male described)