Monomorium strangulatum Santschi
Type location Tanzania (Santschi,
1921c: 121, illustrated, worker) collected at Bukoba, Bezirk, by
Viehmeyer - see below
Workers only (Bolton, 1987, not illustrated) .
description is at . Bolton's modern
description (1987) is at .
WORKER - TL 1.3-1.5 mm (Santschi), TL 1.8-2.0 mm
(Bolton); separation as in key, 11-segmented antennae; unsculptured
except for hair pits, transverse striae on metanotum and mesopleuron
with dense granulation; colour head and body uniform dark brown,
appendages yellow. Note Bolton had - scapes surpassing the occipital
border whereas Santschi had - scapes reaching the posterior border of
the head. The Gabon specimen below has the scapes just about reaching
the occipital border.
Bolton (1987) has it also from Gabon, Plateau
d'Ipassa, J.A. Barra; Central African Republic, Ubangi-Shari,
Haut Mbomu, by N.A. Weber; Zaïre, Ituri Forest, Beni-Irumu, by
N.A. Weber; Uganda, Sese Is., Nkosi I., by G.D.H. Carpenter.
Watt et al. (2002) reported it from the
Mbalamayo Forest Reserve, Cameroun.
The photomontage is of a specimen from Gabon,
Pongara National Park, savannah at Pointe Denis; collector, Yves Braet;
(Gabon 11) note the size is as given by
Santschi, i.e. smaller than given by Bolton.