Monomorium fieldi

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Monomorium cf. fieldi, alate (brachypterous) queen, length about 3 mm
Taxonavigation: Formicoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Formicoidea

Familia: Formicidae
Subfamilia: Myrmicinae
Tribus: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: Monomorium fieldi


  • Monomorium fieldi Forel, 1910
    • Original status: valid species
    • Primary types: syntypes (2)
      • Fixation: automatic
      • Description: 1 [adult] worker, 1 [adult] male
      • Repository: ANIC (worker)
    • Type locality: 'Tennants Creek, Australie centrale'


  • Monomorium donisthorpei Crawley, 1915
    • Authority for synonymy: Heterick, 2001: 401 ('Syn. nov.')
  • Monomorium nigrius Forel, 1915
    • Authority for synonymy: Heterick, 2001: 401 ('Syn. nov.')
  • Monomorium fraterculus Santschi, 1919
    • Authority for synonymy: Heterick, 2001: 401 ('Syn. nov.')

Primary references[edit]

Selected references[edit]

  • Crawley, W.C. 1915: Ants from north and central Australia, collected by G. F. Hill. - Part I. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 8(15): 130–136.
  • Bolton, B. 1987: A review of the Solenopsis genus-group and revision of Afrotropical Monomorium Mayr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), entomology, 54: 263–452. full article (page by page PDFs)
  • Don, W. 2007: Ants of New Zealand. Otago University Press, New Zealand. ISBN 9781877372476
  • Gunawardana, D. 2005: Monomorium fieldi Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is the current name to use for ants previously known as Monomorium antipodum Forel and Monomorium orientale Mayr in New Zealand. Weta, 30: 14–15. PDF
  • Heterick, B.E. 2001: Revision of the Australian ants of the genus Monomorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Invertebrate taxonomy, 15(3): 353–459. doi: 10.1071/IT00003 reference page 
  • Jones, T.H.; Clark, D.A.; Heterick, B.E.; Snelling, R.R. 2003: Farnesylamine from the ant Monomorium fieldi Forel. Journal of natural products, 66(3): 325–326. doi: 10.1021/np020558f
  • Ward, D.F. 2005: Changes to the classification of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Weta, 30: 16-18. PDF reference page