Monomorium senegalense

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Monomorium senegalense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. senegalense
Binomial name
Monomorium senegalense
Roger, 1862

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium senegalense.


Bolton (1987) - A member of the M. australe complex in the M. salomonis species group. From the short original description of this species it certainly belongs in the salomonis-group, and is very probably a member of the australe-complex. Unfortunately nothing more definite can be said unless the type-series is rediscovered. It is interesting to note that in this complex Monomorium dakarense and senegalense are the only members recorded from West Africa, and it is possible that senegalense may be a senior synonym of dakarense.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Senegal (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.

  • senegalense. Monomorium senegalense Roger, 1862c: 294 (footnote) (w.) SENEGAL. Combination in M. (Xeromyrmex): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 872. See also: Bolton, 1987: 359.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Bolton (1987) - Syntype workers, Senegal (not in Berlin Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität, presumed lost).