Monomorium ebeninum Forel, 1891 valid
Monomorium minutum r. ebeninum Forel, 1891c: 165 (in text) (w.) VIRGIN IS (St Thomas I.), Guatemala. Neotropic.
Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-localities: Virgin Is: St Thomas I., x.1878 (A. Forel), and Guatemala (no further data, apparently lost). Type-depository: MHNG. Type notes: 1) This taxon is based on specimens of Monomorium carbonarium (Smith, 1858), sensu Forel, 1881: 8, misidentification. Six syntype workers from St Thomas I., dated 14.x.1878, constitute the type-series. 2) The lectotype queen designated by DuBois, 1986: 106, should be set aside as no queen is mentioned in the original type-series, and the lectotype’s locality, St Vincent, does not occur in either of Forel’s publications (1881, 1891b).
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