The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium clavicorne André


Monomorium clavicorne André

return to key return to listIran list {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Israel (Monomorium clavicorne nov. sp., André, 1881b: 68, illustrated, worker; also André, 1883a: 332, illustrated) Jaffa - see below
subspecies punicum (Monomorium (Mitara) clavicorne André v punica n. car., Santschi, 1915a: 58, illustrated, worker) from Tunisia - see
worker only described (listed as extralimital to sub-Saharan Africa by Bolton, 1987: 372, & 1995) .

{Monomorium clavicorne}André's (1881b) description is at {original description} (illustration unavailable). Mayr (1904b) gave notes on a finding from Sudan, at Kaka, White Nile, by Traegardh; these are at {original description} Santschi's (1915a) description of punica is at {original description}.

{Monomorium clavicorne}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Monomorium clavicorne
B Taylor det.
B Ndiaye

13°09'40" N
12°06'46" W
Dindifa 10-V-09 St 7 P14F
213 m; Soudanian savannah, pitfall traps

Monomorium clavicorne
B Taylor det.
Ivory Coast
Erena Dupont
Taï National Park
5˚45'00" N
7˚07'00" W

{Monomorium clavicorne}The photomontage is of a worker from Senegal, Tambacounda, Dindifa; collector B Ndiaye.

These seem to match Santschi's description and drawings of punicum exactly although it might be questioned as to whether that should constitute a separate species.

{Monomorium clavicorne}The photomontage is of a worker from Ivory Coast, Tai; collector Erena Dupont, ii.2014.

{Monomorium clavicorne}Egypt record - the photomontage is of workers from Egypt, taken by Mostafa Sharaf [perhaps misidentified as carbonarium by Mohamed et al].

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