Primary type information:
Primary type material: syntype major and minor workers, syntype queens, syntype males (numbers not stated). Primary type localities: Tunisia: El Hamma oasis, iv.1889 (A. Forel), Tunisia: Oued Méla, nr Gabès, iv.1889 (A. Forel), Tunisia: vic. Sfax, iv.1889 (A. Forel). Primary type depository: MHNG.
Forel (p. lxvi) comments that the queens and males were from El Hamma, 2.iv.1889.