Aenictus furculatus

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Aenictus furculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. furculatus
Binomial name
Aenictus furculatus
Santschi, 1919

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Senegal (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Known only from males.

Images from AntWeb

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Specimen code casent0911425. .
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Syntype of Aenictus furculatus andrieuiMale (alate). Specimen code casent0911426. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.


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

  • furculatus. Aenictus forculatus Santschi, 1919b: 233 (m.) SENEGAL.
    • Type-material: holotype male (head missing).
    • Type-locality: Senegal: Saint-Louis (Le Moult).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • [Justified emendation of spelling to furculatus: Santschi, 1919h: 91 (footnote).]
    • [Also described as new by Santschi, 1920d: 372.]
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 59.
    • Distribution: Senegal.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus andrieui.



  • Santschi, F. 1919b. Fourmis nouvelles éthiopiennes. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 6: 229-240 (page 233, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1919h. Nouvelles fourmis du Congo Belge du Musée du Congo Belge, à Tervueren. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 7: 79-91 (page 91, justified emendation of spelling)
  • Santschi, F. 1920d [1919]. Formicides africains et américains nouveaux. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 88: 361-390 (page 372, also described as new)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Santschi F. 1919. Fourmis nouvelles éthiopiennes. Revue Zoologique Africaine (Brussels). 6: 229-240.