Aenictus crucifer

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Aenictus crucifer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. crucifer
Binomial name
Aenictus crucifer
Santschi, 1914

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Known only from the male caste.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • crucifer. Aenictus crucifer Santschi, 1914b: 68, fig 5 (m.) KENYA.
    • Type-material: 3 syntype males.
    • Type-locality: Kenya (“Afrique orientale anglaise”): Tiwi, st. no. 5, xi.1911 (Ch. Alluaud & R. Jeannel).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 751; Santschi, 1924b: 204; Bolton, 1995b: 59; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 201.
    • Distribution: Kenya.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus tuberculatus.



  • Santschi, F. 1914b. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale, 1911-1912. Résultats scientifiques. Insectes Hyménoptères. II. Formicidae. Paris: Libr. A. Schulz, pp. 41-148. (page 68, fig. 5 male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Baroni Urbani C. 1977. Katalog der Typen von Formicidae (Hymenoptera) der Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Basel (2. Teil). Mitt. Entomol. Ges. Basel (n.s.) 27: 61-102.