Solenopsis mameti

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Solenopsis mameti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Species: S. mameti
Binomial name
Solenopsis mameti
Donisthorpe, 1946

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Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -15.5° to -20.47343°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Comoros.
Malagasy Region: Madagascar, Mauritius (type locality), Réunion.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • mameti. Solenopsis mameti Donisthorpe, 1946c: 777 (w.q.) MAURITIUS.
    • Type-material: 54 syntype workers, 3 syntype queens.
    • Type-locality: Mauritius: Corps de Garde Mt, 26.xii.1945 (R. Mamet).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Status as species: Donisthorpe, 1946e: 31; Donisthorpe, 1949e: 273; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 168; Ettershank, 1966: 142; Bolton, 1995b: 389; Blard, et al. 2003: 132.
    • Distribution: Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion I.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Blard, F., Dorow, W.H.O., Delabie, J.H.C. 2003. Les fourmis de l'ile de la Reunion (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin de la Societe Entomologique de France 108: 127-137.
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Donisthorpe H. 1946. New species of ants (Hym. Formicidae) from the Island of Mauritius. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11)12: 776-782.
  • Donisthorpe H. 1949. A new Camponotus from Madagascar and a small collection of ants from Mauritius. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (12)2: 271-275.
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1946. New Species of Ants (Hym., Formicidae) from the Island of Mauritius. Annals and Magazine of National History. 12:776-782.
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1946. The Ants (Hym. Formicidae) of Mauritius. Annals and Magazine of National History. Ser. 11. 13:25-35.
  • Ettershank G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171.
  • Fisher B. L. 1997. Biogeography and ecology of the ant fauna of Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 31: 269-302.
  • Fisher B. L. 2005. A new species of Discothyrea Roger from Mauritius and a new species of Proceratium Roger from Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (4)56: 657-667.
  • Mamet R. 1954. The ants (Hymenoptera Formicidae) of the Mascarene Islands. Mauritius Inst. Bull. 3: 249-259.