The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium altinode Santschi

altinode-complex

Monomorium altinode Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Congo (Monomorium rhopalocerum Em. var altinodis nov., Santschi, 1910c: 359, illustrated, worker; raised to species Santschi, 1914e: 18) collected at Brazzaville by Weiss - see below
junior synonym bondroiti (Monomorium altinode Sants. v. Bondoiti n. var., Santschi, 1920b: 10, illustrated, worker) from Zare, collected at Upper Lukuga, by Bondroit - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0913552
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{Monomorium altinode}Santschi's (1910c) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1920b) description of bondroiti is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987: 375) is at {original description}.


{Monomorium altinode}WORKER - diagnosis as in key; TL 1.7 mm (in Bolton, 1987: 375, illustrated head and alitrunk profile).


{Monomorium altinode}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0913551


Oxford University Museum specimens

Monomorium altinode
B Taylor det.

Cameroun
A Fotso Kuate
Monomorium sp3

21.xi.2007
Boga
0354'30" N
1125'58" E
Tuna bait in fallow

1
{album}
Monomorium altinode
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 207
17.vi-09.vi.2006
Pongara
0034' N
0919' E
Savannah, malaise trap
1
{album}
Monomorium altinode
B Taylor det.
Congo
Y Braet
t-1-2
19.viii.2007
Brazzaville
4 15' 33" S
15 17' 5" E
24h pitfall trap; forest around the GERDIB laboratories; 317 m asl
1
{album}
Monomorium altinode
B Taylor det.
Congo
Y Braet
t-1-19
19.viii.2007
Brazzaville
4 15' 33" S
15 17' 5" E
24h pitfall trap; forest around the GERDIB laboratories; 317 m asl
2
{album}
Monomorium altinode
B Taylor det.
Congo
Y Braet
t-1-20
19.viii.2007
Brazzaville
4 15' 33" S
15 17' 5" E
24h pitfall trap; forest around the GERDIB laboratories; 317 m asl
2
{album}

{Monomorium altinode}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Brazzaville; collector Yves Braet.

This and the other Congo collection listed above are from the type location. They share the flattened propodeum profile of the Santschi (1910c) drawing.


{Monomorium altinode}The photomontage is of a worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park, Savannah, malaise trap, 17.v-09.vi.2006; collector Yves Braet.


{Monomorium altinode}The photomontage is of a worker from Cameroun; Boga; 353'60"N 1046'60"E; lowland area elevation <250m; tuna bait in fallow; 21.xi.2007; collector A Fotso Kuate.

Note this may be Monomorium tynsorum as there seems very little to choose between them. The ranges of the two species are identical, assuming one accepts that the single collection of tynsorum from Luanda, Angola, comes from an ecosystem contiguous with that northwards through the Congos and into Gabon and southern Cameroun. This worker appears close to the Santschi (1920b) description and drawing of his variety bondroiti.

Monomorium altinode bondroiti

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